Canadian Model Rick Genest ‘Zombie Boy’ Committed Suicide

A famous Canadian model named Rick Genest, who worked under the nickname Zombie Boy, committed suicide at the age of 32. He was found dead in his apartment in Montreal, and according to media reports, he was already suffering from a mental illness for several years.

Canadian Model Rick Genest 'Zombie Boy' Committed Suicide

Zombie Boy was known for his tattoos throughout the body, which visually turned him into a skeleton. It is worth noting that Rick Genest was a two-time record holder of the Guinness Book of Records, as the person with the largest number of tattoos in the form of bones on the body – 139, and with the largest number of tattoos of insects – 176. When he was only 15 years old, the doctors had a successful operation to remove swollen the brain, after which he took the nickname “Zombie Boy”.

Canadian Model Rick Genest 'Zombie Boy' Committed Suicide

He gained worldwide fame when he starred in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video.