On August 3, 32-year-old Rick Genest, better known as Zombie Boy, was found dead in his apartment in Montreal. According to the preliminary conclusion of forensic scientists, the man committed suicide.
Rick became popular due to the abundance of tattoos. As the young man said, he did the first tattoo after he was 15 years old, he removed a brain tumor. Since then, he managed to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the owner of the largest number of images of bones and insects on his body. Such a radical transformation of appearance made Jenest look like a dead man, for which he fell in love with his fans, who called him Zombie Boy.
The young man received wide fame by starring in the Lady Gaga music video for her song "Born This Way".
Now the video has over 232 million views on the YouTube site.
"Rick's suicide shocked me. It's terrible. I think we need to be more attentive to each other and to our mental health. If you are suffering or feeling lonely, call your family or relatives, you do not need to keep it all in yourself. If we will develop a culture of psychological help, perhaps there will be much less such tragedies, "commented the death of Genest Lady Gaga.