Singer Lady Gaga Apologizes for Calling Rick “Zombie Boy” Genest’s Death a Suicide
Rick “Zombie Boy” Genest died on August 1 after falling off of his balcony in his three-story flat. The death of the 32-year-old celeb, who’s best known for his elaborate body tattoos and famously being featured in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” music video, has been being investigated and according to as an apparent suicide. However, his family and manager believe it was an accidental death.
Since the tragic news hit some days past, several have gone to social media to share their thoughts and memories regarding the late artist, together with Gaga. however, Lady Gaga’s 1st populace message regarding his death spoke regarding the “suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy” and urged others to continue the conversation regarding mental health. “If you’re suffering, call a friend or family these days. we must save one another.” however family was quick to induce up-to-date with Gaga to let her grasp that his death wasn’t confirmed to be suicide. She later deleted the tweet and apologized.
“Out of veneration for Rick’s family, Rick and his legacy I apologise if I spoke timely as there was no witnesses or proof to support any inference for the cause of his death,” read her latest message. “I in no way meant to draw an unjust inference My deepest condolences to his entire friends and family.”
Out of respect for Rick's family, Rick & his legacy I apologize if I spoke too soon as there was no witnesses or evidence to support any conclusion for the cause of his death. I in no way meant to draw an unjust conclusion My deepest condolences to his entire family and friends. pic.twitter.com/CJ9AdOJ22j
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2018
She later announces regarding their collaboration: “The art we created was sacred to me and i was emotional, he was an incredible artist and his art and heart will live on,” she wrote. “Rest In Peace You lovely soul.”
In the some past months, many star’s deaths have been ruled as suicides, including Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and former Playboy playmate Stephanie Adams. however, Genest’s manager, Karim Leduc, says there was no medicine found in Genest’s system and notes the dangerously low guard rails in Genest’s apartment.
“So he goes on the backside of the balcony & sort of sits on the rail guard,” he told USA today. “And from what we know, he fell on his backside… He could have just lost balance.” Leduc conjointly — aforesaid that Genest did not leave a suicide note either. “Not leaving a – suicide note to anybody is incredibly uncommon. He wrote to me each day,” he said. “He was very expressive.”