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Lady Gaga Responds To Death Of 'Born This Way' Video Star 'Zombie Boy' In Series Of Tweets

By Dennis Matthew Livesey

Lady Gaga took to Twitter yesterday to mourn the death of her friend Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest who starred with her in the video for Born This Way. The Canadian-born model and artist was found in his Montreal apartment after having died of an apparent suicide at the age of 32. 

Genest, who went from living on the streets to working as a high fashion runway model, was known as "Zombie Boy" for his heavy tattooing and body modifications. 

In a series of tweets Gaga expressed her heartbreak over the loss of her friend and urged anyone suffering from depression to seek out the help they need. Gaga tweeted:

"The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other."