Lady Gaga is leading tributes to model Rick Genest, who has been found dead aged 32.
Genest was popularly known as “Zombie Boy”, due to detailed bone and organ tattoos across his body, including skull-like features on his face.
He modelled for French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, starred as the face of Jay-Z’s Rock-A-Wear fashion label, and appeared in Vogue Japan.
According to reports, Genest was found dead at home in Montreal, Canada. He is believed to have taken his own life, although this has not been officially confirmed.
His friend Lady Gaga, who featured Genest in her video for the hit song “Born This Way” in 2011, said the loss 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,” she wrote on Twitter.
“If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other.”