Montreal Model Known as Zombie Boy Dead at 32

Zombie Boy is dead at 32

Zombie Boy is dead at 32

We have to work harder to change this culture, to bring Mental Health to the forefront and to erase the stigma that we can not talk about it. The post paid tribute to him by writing and called him an "icon of the artistic scene" who "charmed everybody's hearts".

Dulcedo said it learned Thursday afternoon of the death and "was in shock". After living on the streets of Montreal, Genest started by performing in the sideshow business as a weird entertainer.

The news outlet reports that Montreal law enforcement sources say the Canadian artist and model jumped from a fourth floor balcony of an apartment building Wednesday around 5 Le Plateu-Mont-Royal. By the time he turned twenty, his body was practically covered with morbid, skeletal-inspired ink, giving him the appearance of a living corpse (hence the nickname "Zombie Boy"). Genest now holds a Guinness World Record for the most insect and bone tattoos on his body, according to PEOPLE.

By the age of 23, Genest had attracted some deal public attention and as a result, became involved in several series of alternative "freak"-style shows and performances such as lying on a nail bed and skin piercings. As in my life, I was often out-casted, hated or misunderstood", he said in an interview with Wonderland magazine in 2012".

The singer also posted to announce a new partnership with her Born This Way Foundation to "explore the power of habits to build cultures of kindness and wellness".

Zombie Boy is dead at 32

He had once been the face of Jay-Z's Rocawear label as well as appearing in Vogue Japan and modelling for French fashion designer Thierry Mugler.

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He also was in the 2013 fantasy action film 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves, 53. We want to present our deepest condolences and the legend will survive human. British artist Marc Quinn had reportedly been working on an 11.5-foot sculpture of Genest called "Self-Conscious Gene", to be permanently displayed at the Science Museum, London.

"I find him rather fantastic", Quinn said at the time.

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