Lady Gaga has apologized for referring to the death of the Montreal artist and mannequin Rick Genest, professionally referred to as “Zombie Boy,” as a suicide.
The pop star, who featured Genest in her Born This Means music video, tweeted Saturday that she didn’t imply to attract an “unjust conclusion” in the 32-year-old’s death final week.
Genest attracted worldwide fame for his head-to-toe physique artwork, incomes two spots in the Guinness World E book of Data for his tattoos of 178 bugs and 138 bones.
Out of respect for Rick’s household, Rick & his legacy I apologize if I spoke too quickly as there was no witnesses or proof to assist any conclusion for the trigger of his death. I in no approach meant to attract an unjust conclusion My deepest condolences to his whole household and mates. <a href=”https://t.co/CJ9AdOJ22j”>pic.twitter.com/CJ9AdOJ22j</a>
Gaga tweeted Thursday that information of Genest’s death, which she known as a suicide, was “past devastating” and urged followers to erase the stigma surrounding psychological well being.
Quebec’s coroner’s workplace has mentioned an post-mortem can be carried out to find out the trigger of death.
Over the weekend, Gaga apologized to Genest’s family and friends for talking “too quickly” and deleted her earlier tweets on the matter.
The artwork we made was sacred to me and I used to be emotional, he was an unbelievable artist and his artwork and coronary heart will reside on. Relaxation In Peace 🙏 You lovely soul. <a href=”https://t.co/0gXTJ6cHYB”>pic.twitter.com/0gXTJ6cHYB</a>
“The artwork we made was sacred to me and I used to be emotional, he was an unbelievable artist and his artwork and coronary heart will reside on,” she tweeted Saturday.
Genest’s supervisor, Karim Leduc, mentioned he had reached out to Gaga’s staff asking her to amend her preliminary assertion “primarily based on the knowledge we’ve in the intervening time.”
“Myself and the household are very completely satisfied that she took the consideration to make a tweet,” Leduc mentioned in an interview Tuesday.
“I feel a good an trustworthy portrayal of the occasions are the least that we may do to honour him.”
The household is working with police and the coroner in the investigation of Genest’s death, mentioned Leduc.
He mentioned a “very non-public” ceremony can be held in the artist’s honour.