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In Canada, was found dead - the world-famous Zombie Boy

04 / 08 / 2018 Oleg Zarvsky
Tattoo model RICK «ZOMBIE BOY» GENEST / Photo: @zombieboyofficial

In Canada, was found dead - the world-famous Zombie Boy (Rick Genest). According to local authorities, the cause of death, most likely, was suicide, because he was experiencing psychological problems.

The nickname Zombie Boy, he received at the age of 15, when he had to undergo surgery to remove the brain tumor. In his own words, for half a year he was in a state between life and death.

A few months after the surgery, Rick made his first tattoo, and later he covered 90% of his body by tattoo. Thanks to tattoos, Rick twice got into the Guinness Book of Records - as a man with the largest number of the bone tattoos (139) and with the largest number of the insect tattoos (176).

At the beginning of Genest's model career, he had to participate in a freak show across Canada. At the same time, several well-known bloggers wrote about him, and he began receiving proposals for cooperation from major media holdings. Throughout his career, he has worked with media such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair.

Rick became world famous in 2011, thanks to the clip of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way". After that, Genest played several roles in movies, wrote music and continued to work as a model.

Just before his death, Rick published on his Facebook page a poem, apparently his own work, about the meaning of life and the "ancient narrow gates of death." Many fans of Rick felt that this is how he said goodbye to the world.

Rick Genest was only 32 years old.

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Text Oleg Zarvsky