By: Kyle James | 08-03-2018 | News
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"Zombie Boy" Star Of Lady Gaga Video Commits Suicide At 32

The star of a Lady Gaga music video who became known as "Zombie Boy" for his skeletal tattoos has died at age 32. Lady Gaga commented on the death of her friend Rick Genest who apparently commit suicide and said it was "beyond devastating." The singer also urged people to seek mental health in her tweet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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. If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) <a href="">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Genest was a Canadian artist and fashion who became known for the body art he donned in Lady Gaga's music video "Born This Way." Zombie Boy held the Guinness World record for the most insect tattoos with 176. Genest also had the record for the most bone tattoos with 139.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am so sad to hear the passing of Rick Genest (aka Zombie Boy) his portraits were always beautiful and he paved a new path for tattooed individuals in the modeling world, may your soul shine just as bright as you did <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Revlon Musk (@maddyoper) <a href="">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Zombie Boy, real name Rick Genest, commited suicide a few hours ago in Montreal. He was 32 years old. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LadyGaga</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ZombieBoy</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; MarieFranceRemillard (@MFRemillard) <a href="">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Canada's iHeartRadio say Genest was found dead in his apartment by Montreal cops in an apparent suicide. Genest also had reportedly been working on an album of original songs with ex-Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs before his suicide.

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Anonymous No. 33000 2018-08-03 : 05:25

I wonder if his struggles had anything to do with the extreme tattoos.. rip

Tiny dick meat No. 33009 2018-08-03 : 06:17

That's unfortunate

I sort of saw it coming though

Jeff Allen No. 33026 2018-08-03 : 11:20

I fall back to the Top Gun quote, "He was abused as a child." The phrase that it is easier to create strong children than it is to fix broken adults is much more true than we realize.

Anonymous No. 33055 2018-08-03 : 17:29

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

(For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report; virtuous, and praiseworthy, think on these things.

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

Schermann No. 33059 2018-08-03 : 18:35

2D or not 2D, that was his question!

Anonymous No. 33063 2018-08-03 : 21:34

Born this way - and died this way.

Anonymous No. 33250 2018-08-06 : 09:44

Called home to his master. Any guess which one?

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