Rick Genest, the model known for his distinctive tattoos covering his entire body, has been found dead at age 32.
Stylist Nicola Formichetti discovered Genest in 2010, leading him to be featuring in a campaign for Mugler and getting a prominent role in Gaga's video.
The actor and model, known for his distinctive full body and face tattoos, was 32 years old. We should work harder to change the culture and to pay more attention to mental health, you need to get rid of prejudices, about which we can not speak.
Although largely, unconfirmed, several media outlets claim it was a suicide, bringing forward the issue of mental health following the death of other public figures; Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain who also respectively died of suicide.
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Here is a 2015 medley video of Rick Genest's music:What did you learn from the life of Zombie Boy Rick Genest?
If you or someone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts, you can call beyondblue on 1300 224 636, Headspace on 1800 650 890, Lifeline on 13 11 14, the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, or the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800. "It's cool if we help each other". At the time of his death, he held a Guinness World Record for most insect tattoos (176) and another for most human bone tattoos (139).
More than just a model covered in tattoos, Genest also identified as an artist.
Genest appeared in magazines such as Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair.
Genest's signature look was his heavily tattoed body.
The nickname Zombie Boy was given to him by his friends when he was younger. If you need help, contact Crisis Services Canada at their website or by calling 1-833-456-4566.