The Canadian model Rick Genest, 32, found dead in his apartment on Wednesday after apparently killing himself at his apartment in Montreal.
The Genest known as Zombie Boy for bone and organ tattoos inked all over his body.Lady Gaga wrote to 77m Twitter followers: ‘The suicide of friend Rick Genest is beyond devastating, we have to change the culture and erase the stigma’ she has urged anyone suffering from mental health issues to seek help after the death of tattooed model Zombie Boy.
Genest earned the moniker Zombie Boy for having bone and organ tattoos inked all over his body, including skull features on his face
He starred in Lady Gaga’s music video for Born This Way that was released in February 2011.
‘The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can’t talk about it.