The 2018 death of heavily tattooed model and artist Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, has officially been ruled an accident
Quebec coroner Melissa Gagnon concluded yesterday that Genest died at 32 of head trauma after falling from the third-floor balcony of a relative’s Montreal apartment.
It was first thought that he’d committed suicide, since medical records showed he’d sought help for mental health problems and had marijuana and a high blood alcohol level in his system at the time of the fall.
But no: “It was an accidental death,” Gagnon wrote.
Genest first gained international fame after appearing in Lady Gaga‘s music video for the song Born This Way (watch below). He went on to model extensively, notably on runways for Thierry Mugler and Jay-Z’s ready-to-wear collection
Rest in Power, Zombie Boy.
(via Page Six; Photos: Avalon)