The star of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video is dead at 32.
According to People, Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest passed of an apparent suicide at his home on Wednesday. The news was confirmed by Gaga on Twitter.
The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. 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 are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other. pic.twitter.com/THz6x5JlpB— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 3, 2018
Genest's family believes his death was accidental. His manager Karim Leduc told People: "We feel there's too many inconsistencies around his death to rule it as a suicide." Leduc confirmed Genest died after falling off a third floor balcony in Montreal.