Lady Gaga has apologised to the family of Rick Genest, AKA Zombie Boy, who died last week. The body of the model, known for his full body tattoos, was found near his home in Montreal on Wednesday 1 August. He was 32. After previously sharing a message about the passing of the model and referred to his cause of death as suicide, Gaga has since deleted that message and today wrote: ‘Out of respect for Rick’s family, Rick & his legacy I apologize if I spoke too soon as there was no witnesses or evidence to support any conclusion for the cause of his death.
‘Im in no way meant to draw an unjust conclusion My deepest condolences to his entire family and friends.(sic)’ His family has insisted he didn’t die by suicide, adding there are too many ‘inconsistencies’ around his death. His manager, Karim Leduc, said: ‘For us, the family and close entourage, we feel there’s too many inconsistencies around his death to rule it as a suicide, and for people to jump to conclusions that rapidly was disappointing.