Lady Gaga Responds To Rick Genest’s, Zombie Boy, Suicide
Model Rick Genest, better known as Zombie Boy, committed suicide at age 32. He famously appeared in Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ music video. The singer responded to news of his death.
By WKBW on August 3, 2018
Model Rick Genest, better known as Zombie Boy, committed suicide at age 32. He famously appeared in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” music video.
Genest was found dead in his Montreal, Canada home on Aug. 1, reports NME. The singer responded to news of his death on her Twitter.
“The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating,” she wrote. “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’re suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other.”
“Science tells us that it takes 21 days to form a habit, if you are suffering from Mental Health issue I beckon for today to be your first day or a continuation of the work you’ve been doing,” she later added. “Reach out if you’re in pain, and if you know someone who is, reach out to them too.”
If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, please know there are other options. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at 1-800-273-8255. You can also visit its website HERE.