A model and artist known for his extensive tattoos, including of a skull and brain on his head — has died of an apparent suicide, Canadian media reported.
Zombie Boy, whose real name was Rick Genest, died around 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said, citing police sources. He was 32.
“They are classifying his death as a suicide,” CBC said.
He held world records for having the most bones tattooed on his body at 139, and the most insect tattoos, with 176, according to Guinness World Records.
Montreal tattoo artist Frank Lewis was “responsible for inking the majority (of) the designs,” it said.
Lady Gaga — who appeared with Zombie Boy in the “Born This Way” music video — said she was “devastated” by his death.
“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,” Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter.
Dulcedo Management, the talent agency that reportedly represented the Canadian, described him as an “icon of the artistic scene and the world of fashion.”
“The whole Dulcedo family is shocked and pained by this tragedy,” the agency said in a post on its Facebook page.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: email@example.com
Sign up for our newsletter
- OPINION23 hours ago
Nnamdi Kanu’s Appearance and My Apology to The Nigerian Army
- HEALTH24 hours ago
3 Common Vaginal Infections You Need To Know About
- NEWS22 hours ago
FG Begins Monthly Payment Of 9,215 NITEL/Mtel Ex-Workers
- COVER STORIES9 hours ago
APC Moves To Stop Further Defections
- NEWS20 hours ago
5 Days After, Fayose Still In EFCC’s Custody
- FEATURES8 hours ago
Inside Story Of How Plot To Impeach Saraki Failed
- NEWS20 hours ago
Missing General: Army Denies Killing Woman, Warns Against Fake News
- NEWS16 hours ago
FG Reintegrates 254 ex-Boko Haram Members, 3 Foreigners