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Canada Montreal artist and model known as Zombie Boy died accidentally: Quebec coroner

16:55  28 october  2019
16:55  28 october  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Rick Genest has died at the age of 32. He passed away in Montreal on Wednesday, CBC reported, of an apparent suicide. According to Vogue, Genest came from a circus-performance background in Canada, starting off with his own show called Lucifer's Blasphemous Mad Macabre Torture Carnival.

Rick Genest , who was known as Zombie Boy for his head-to-toe tattoos, modeling The Montreal police have not commented publicly on the death. Mr. Leduc said the city coroner was Mr. Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy or Rico, was born on Aug. 7, 1985, in a small town in Quebec .

a man wearing a costume: Canadian model Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, died in August 2018.© Felipe Dana / AP Photo Canadian model Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, died in August 2018.

The death of the artist and model known as Zombie Boy has been ruled as accidental, according to a Quebec coroner's report released on Monday.

The artist, whose real name was Rick Genest, died at the age of 32 in August 2018. His death created shockwaves in both Montreal and the international art scene.

Quebec coroner Mélissa Gagnon has concluded that Genest died of head trauma after he fell from a balcony on the third floor of an apartment building. He was found lifeless at the foot of the building where one of his close friends lived in Montreal.

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MONTREAL —While his unique head-to-toe body art propelled him to international fame on fashion runways and in a Lady Gaga video, the artist and model known as “ Zombie Boy ” never forgot his humble beginnings as a Montreal Quebec model Rick Genest , known as " Zombie Boy " has died .

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"It was an accidental death," Gagnon wrote.

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Genest, who rose to prominence in both his hometown and abroad, was known for his unique head-to-toe body art. Over his career, he walked fashion runways and appeared in a Lady Gaga video.

In her report, Gagnon wrote that Genest was on a balcony smoking when he fell on the evening of Aug. 1, 2018. She found that surveillance footage reveals no one else was seen going outside with him, which rules out homicide.

While there had initially been reports that Genest had died by suicide, Gagnon found he was happy at the time of his death and "highly motivated by his many artistic projects." He had also recently gotten engaged and the investigation "did not reveal a clear and unequivocal intention to end his life."

⁠— With files from Global News' Anne Leclair and the Canadian Press

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