After learning of the news, Gagatweeted that the news was "beyond devastating", urging her followers to reach out to loved ones for support if they themselves were struggling with their mental health.
The pop star took to Twitter to express her sadness over the news of his death: "The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating". A post made in May shows a haunting photo of the 32-year-old sitting in a hospital bed, wearing a Kill Me t-shirt with a tongue depressor hanging from his mouth.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, don't hesitate to reach out for help.
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. The post paid tribute to Genest, calling him an "icon of the artistic scene" who "charmed everybody's hearts". He went on to appear in Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair.
Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, during the making of an anti-bullying video in Montreal in November 2012.
The heavily-inked artist was known as Zombie boy after being tattooed like a corpse across his body.
The stigma around mental health - for everyone - needs to be tackled.
It was Formichetti who helped Genest secure his first major modelling gigs with Mugler and introduced him to Lady Gaga, who cast him in the video for her 2011 single "Born This Way".
Rick reportedly was nicknamed Zombie Boy after undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumour when he was 15.
From Paris to Milan, Berlin and NY, the model appeared in a growing number of fashion shows, notably for Thierry Mugler and for singer Jay-Z's ready-to-wear collection.
Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump . The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach.
Both teams are on three-game losing streaks, despite Masoli throwing for more than 300 yards in five of his six starts. Montreal's head coach, Mike Sherman, recruited Manziel to Texas A&M , coaching him during his redshirt season.
The illnesses have been linked to salad mix contaminated with the Cyclospora parasite, which is spread through fecal matter. Last month, news broke that over 100 people in Iowa and IL had gotten sick due to a parasite found in McDonald's salads .
IRNA reported that all protests had taken place without official permission and were subsequently broken up by police. Rouhani has suggested Iran might block the Strait of Hormuz in response to a shutdown of its oil exports.
The Broad Front, a coalition of opposition groups in Venezuela , accused the government of making an allegation without proof. Despite the optics, Smilde said he suspected that Maduro would nonetheless find a way to take advantage of it.
Many have since come to the defense of James, and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss joined that throng of vocal supporters. He was responding to remarks by then-Cavs star James and Curry, who both said they would not attend a White House reception.
As of Friday, Caltrans says SR-175 between Hopland and Lakeport is re-opened, after being closed since Sunday by the River Fire. The fire burned slowly for days before winds suddenly whipped it up last week and drove it furiously through brush and timber.
But, Chelsea face an uphill task in their bid to sign Zaha in time before the English transfer window closes on August 9. Roy Hodgson does not want to lose the difference-maker and Palace are digging in to ensure he stays put at Selhurst Park.