Montreal artist and model known as Zombie Boy dead at 32

Aug 3 2018, 7:05 pm

Montreal artist, model and Guinness World Record holder, Rick Genest, popularaly known as ‘Zombie Boy’, has died at the age of 32.

His agency, Dulcedo Management, posted a message on their Facebook page confirming the news.

Genest first started gaining the public’s attention after having his entire body, head to toe, covered in tattoos. He holds a Guinness World Record for the most human bone tattoos on the body with 139.

His body art attracted model and fashion agencies throughout North America and Europe and in 2011 he appeared in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way music video.

Genest was born in the Lasalle borough of Montreal before moving off-island to Chateauguay. He was found in the Mont Royal district on Wednesday night and police are classifying his death as a suicide.

On Thursday, Lady Gaga called on people in pain and mental distress to reach out to each other.

All Canadians can find advice and contact a crisis centre in your area at this link: Crisis centres are available throughout Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566

In Quebec (French): Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

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