Lady Gaga mourns the sudden death of her girlfriend and muse, Rick's "Zombie Boy" Genest .
It is reported that the Canadian model died of apparent suicide at the age of 32. Authorities told iHeartRadio Canada his body was found on Wednesday in his apartment in Montreal.
Genest, famous for his head-to-tail tattoos and skeleton, starred in the music video for Gaga's 2011 hit "Born This Way." She noted Twitter with an emotional message about her relationship and the importance of the advocacy for mental health.
"The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is devastating," wrote the pop star . "We need to work harder to change culture, bring mental health to the fore and eliminate the stigma we can not talk about."
"If you're sorry, call a friend or family today, we need to save each other. " She continued.
In addition to several black-and-white photographs from their time on set, Gaga shared in another tweet : "Science tells us it takes 21 days to make a habit when you suffering from Mental Health I wave that today is your first day or a continuation of the work you've done, if you're in pain, respond, and if you know someone who is, then reach them. " Science tells us that it takes 21 days to form a habit. If you are suffering from the mental health issue, today I wave for your first day or a continuation of the work you have done. If you are in pain, and if you know someone who is, then reach them too. pic.twitter.com/4pVR5xyoH6
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 3, 2018
George Pimentel / Getty Images for CAFA
Gaga also promises her commitment Tweet "Friendliness and sanity are not one-time practices." They're not just making lists. "This fall, in partnership with @btwfoundation, I'll explore the power of mental health." Habits to Build Cultures of Friendliness and Wellbeing. "
Genest was the first actor in a Thierry Mugler campaign to forge a successful career in the modeling industry and appeared in magazines such as Vogue GQ and Vanity Fair . He also became L & # 39; oreals first male speaker.
The late star has seen his last red carpet at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards in April 2018.
Our thoughts go to his loved ones. Genest would be 33 next week.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).