Rick genest and lady gaga dating
The heavily tattooed model famously appeared in Gaga's 'Born This Way' music video, and has been found dead in his home in Montreal, Canada in what is being reported as an apparent suicide.
The singer called the loss "beyond devastating" as she talked about mental health issues in a series of tweets.
He had once been the face of Jay-Z's Rocawear label as well as appearing in Vogue Japan and modelling for French fashion designer Thierry Mugler.
The model and actor had appeared in Lady Gaga's "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.
We must save each other." She follows this up with a photo of herself and Rick, along with more encouragement to fans to continue their fight against mental illness, whether it be their own or someone else's.
Reach out if you’re in pain, and if you know someone who is, reach out to them too.
We must save each other." She also encouraged fans who are suffering to "reach out" and to support one another, sharing pictures of herself with Genest in the music video.
The model had previously appeared in Genest's management paid tribute to him on Facebook following the sad news, writing: "The whole dulcedo family is shocked and pained by this tragedy.
Update – August 4: Following Lady Gaga's tribute to Rick 'Zombie Boy' Genest, his manager has disputed reports that he died by suicide.
Genest famously appeared in Gaga's 'Born This Way' music video, and was found dead in his home in Montreal, Canada in what is being reported as an apparent suicide.