Entertainment Montreal model and artist known as Zombie Boy dead at 32

04:10  03 august  2018
04:10  03 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Rick Genest, known as Zombie Boy , has died. He is an artist . His artwork is himself," Quinn told the Guardian newspaper in March. Police sources told Radio-Canada that Genest died in Montreal 's Plateau–Mont Royal borough around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Rick Genest, otherwise known as “ Zombie Boy ,” has died at the age of 32 . The heavily tattooed Canadian model and artist reportedly died of suicide in his apartment in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood in Montreal , Canada on Wednesday (August 1)

Rick Genest wearing a costume: Rick Genest's body-art attracted fashion designers and he modelled at high-end shows in Paris and Berlin.© Felipe Dana/Associated Press Rick Genest's body-art attracted fashion designers and he modelled at high-end shows in Paris and Berlin.

Montreal model and artist Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, has died, police sources have told Radio-Canada. Genest was 32.

Genest came to the public's attention after tattooing his body from heat to toe, including images of a skull and brain on his head. He holds a Guinness World Record for most insect tattoos (176) and another for most human bone tattoos (139).

His body-art attracted fashion designers and he modelled at high-end shows in Paris and Berlin. In 2011, he appeared in Lady Gaga's music video for the song Born This Way .

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Rick Genest -- better known as Zombie Boy due to the corpse tattoos covering his body -- has The Canadian artist and fashion model was well known in the body art world for obvious reasons, but Montreal cops say Genest was found dead in his apartment from an apparent suicide. He was 32 .

Rick Genest, the artist and model known as Zombie Boy for his head-to-toe tattoos, has died. He was 32 . CBC reports Genest was found dead in his Montreal apartment on Wednesday.

The British artist Marc Quinn is slated to create a 3.5-metre bronze sculpture of Genest for London's Science Museum next year.

"I find him rather amazing. He is an artist. His artwork is himself," Quinn told the Guardian newspaper in March.

Police sources told Radio-Canada that ​Genest died in Montreal's Plateau–Mont Royal borough around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. They are classifying his death as a suicide.

Where to get help:

Canada Suicide Prevention Service : 1-833-456-4566 (Phone) | 45645 (Text) | crisisservicescanada.ca (Chat)

In Quebec (French): Association québécoise de prévention du suicide : 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention .

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