Montreal Zombie boy Rick Genest dead at 32

Rick Genest also known as

Rick Genest also known as"Zombie Boy" held world records for having the most bones tattooed on his body and the most insect tattoosMore

Canadian model Rick Genest, who was found dead in a suspected suicide, has left a heartbreaking final message, speaking of being "in front of deaths narrow gates".

According to iHeartRadio, the Canadian model was found in his apartment in Montreal.

Lady Gaga said on her official Twitter account Thursday night that his death was a suicide. If you're suffering, call a friend or family today. "We must save each other", she wrote, highlighting the importance of addressing mental health issues.

Management for Rick posted a tribute on Facebook, saying they were "shocked and pained" by his death. In 2006, Rick was featured on BME/News's ModBlog, and his iconic face tattoo caught the eye of the media.

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Better known by his moniker Zombie Boy, Genest is known for his bone, muscle and organ tattoos that cover his body.

Originally born in Montreal, Genest was heavily involved in the underground punk characterized by a life of a "street kid" with tons of DIY tattoos, piercings, and rebellious style.

British artist Marc Quinn is crafting a 3.5-meter (11.5-foot) bronze sculpture of Genest set to be shown at the London Science Museum's new Medicine Galleries late next year.

Nicola Formichetti, who worked on the "Born This Way" video and introduced Genest to the Mugler brand back in 2010 wrote on Twitter: "Absolutely heartbroken".

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Genest got his first tattoo at age 16 and after a few years, his whole body was covered in ink.

If you are in the United Kingdom, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 if you are struggling with mental health issues.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to for a list of resources.

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