THE fashion world has been left shocked after Zombie Boy passed away aged just 32.
But just who was he? And what did he look like ebfore those tattoos? Here’s the lowdown…
Rex Features Rick Genest was a catwalk model who was known as Zombie Boy
Who was Zombie Boy?
Rick Genest, 32, was born August 7, 1985 and was a Canadian artist, actor, and fashion model.
He was known as Zombie Boy due to the corpse tattoos covering the majority of his body.
In 2011 he was discovered by Lady Gaga’s stylist, who got him to model in Paris, and he later starred in her music video Born This Way before becoming the face of Jay Z’s Rocawear label.
Rick wasn’t married.
Facebook Rick looked VERY different before his tattoos
What did Rick look like before his tattoos?
Rick looked remarkably different before his tattoos (see picture above).
He got his first tattoo aged 16 and it was a skull and crossbones on his arm.
As his inkings grew so did his fame and he started working in freak shows – eating worms and pig intestines to go with his rotting corpse look.
The model was so addicted to tattoos that almost his entire body, excluding his private parts, were inked as well as a full facial tattoo of a skeleton and a zombie brain on his head.
His 176 insect tattoos earned him a Guinness World Record.
Rex Features His entire body was covered in ink