Death of Montreal model Zombie Boy

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Montreal model Rick Genest, better known to the general public as the Zombie Boy, is dead, confirmed his agency Thursday night.

The cause of death of the 32-year-old man, who was fully tattooed on his face and body, was not confirmed, but media reports said he would have taken his life, citing police sources.

In a publication on his Facebook page dating from the early afternoon of Thursday, the artist shared a poem that does not seem yet a message of goodbye.

—THE WELL—o Damballalo we howl upon stars hung above we soul cast down the well of stone as fire laid betwixt two…

Posted by Zombie Boy on Thursday, August 2, 2018

“The whole Dulcedo family is shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Zombie Boy, RICO, was loved by everyone who had the chance to meet and know him. Icon of the artistic scene and the world of fashion, this innovator, against the current of popular culture, has charmed all hearts, “wrote the agency Dulcedo, stating that she had been made aware of Death of Zombie Boy in the early afternoon, Thursday.

“Thank you ZB for those beautiful moments in your company and for your radiant smile,” continued.

Toute la famille Dulcedo est sous le choc et peinée par cette tragédie. Zombie Boy, RICO, était aimé par tous ceux et…

Posted by Dulcedo Management on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Glory thanks to Lady Gaga

Zombie Boy, whose face was tattooed entirely of a human skeleton, attracted the attention of a stylist of the American singer Lady Gaga, who then retained his services for the needs of the clip “Born This Way”, released in 2011 and become a worldwide success.

The latter responded late Thursday, on its social media, writing: “The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond the disaster. We must redouble our efforts to change the culture, put mental health first and clear the stigma we can not talk about. If you suffer, call a friend or family today. We must save each other. “

After being revealed by Lady Gaga, Zombie Boy paraded for Thierry Mugler and posed for the magazines “GQ”, “Vanity Fair” and “Vogue Men”.

Born on August 7, 1985 in Châteauguay, Montérégie, he lived on the streets of Montreal for a good part of his life.

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