Rick Genest ‘Zombie Boy’ 1985 – 2018

Canadian model, artist, and tattoo world-record-holder Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy’, has died from suicide. Quebec-born Genest came to fame in 2011 when he appeared for the first time as a model for Thierry Mugler menswear, shortly afterwards, Lady Gaga asked him to appear in the video for her song Born This Way.

Genest, whose body was covered 90% by tattoos, became famous for his extreme tattooing, and held the world record for the most number of insect, and bone tattoos.

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