Rick Genest, the model known as Zombie Boy, whose intensely inked body made him a dream for Lady Gaga, Marc Quinn and various form fashioners, has kicked the bucket matured 32.
He was discovered dead at his home in Montreal, and his demise is being accounted for as a suicide. Woman Gaga composed on Twitter: “The suicide of companion Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is past annihilating. We need to work harder to change the way of life, convey psychological wellness to the cutting edge and eradicate the disgrace that we can’t discuss it. In the event that you are enduring, call a companion or family today. We should spare each other.” The vocalist had thrown Genest in her video for 2011 single Born This Way.
Gaga’s beautician, Nicola Formichetti, who utilized Genest as a model when he was imaginative executive of Thierry Mugler, said he was “totally crushed”. Genest’s administration organization, Dulcedo, said they were “stunned and tormented by this disaster”.
Genest experienced childhood in the Montreal punk scene and started getting tattoos matured 19, numerous from tattoo craftsman Frank Lewis – they, in the long run, secured his entire body, most eye-catching a skull inked all over, and an evidently uncovered cerebrum on his scalp. And his work with Gaga and Formichetti, he likewise displayed for Jay-Z’s design name Rocawear and showed up in the Keanu Reeves samurai film 47 Ronin. Acclaimed British artist Marc Quinn made a figure of Genest in 2011.
Genest disclosed his phantasmagoric appearance to Wonderland magazine in 2012: “The zombie idea is added regularly utilized as a similitude for runaway consumerism. Revolting from this thought is the specific importance of punk.
The sources of the zombie animal came to fruition from stories of individuals being covered alive in the midst of infections and such emergencies; that would turn out the opposite side ‘changed’. Zombies, too many, speak to an inescapable xenophobia. As in my life, I was regularly out-threw, loathed or misconstrued.”