DEATH OF MONTREAL MODEL AND ARTIST KNOWN AS ZOMBIE BOY RULED ACCIDENTAL

Rick Genest rose to fame after appearing in a Lady Gaga music video

Rick Genest's body-art attracted fashion designers and he modelled at high-end shows in Paris and Berlin. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

The death of Montreal model and artist Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, was an accident, not a suicide, according to a coroner’s report released Monday.

Genest fell off a third-floor balcony in Montreal’s Plateau–Mont-Royal borough on the afternoon of Aug. 1, 2018, the report said.

Coroner Mélissa Gagnon concluded he died of head trauma resulting from the fall. He was 32.

There had initially been speculation Genest’s death was a suicide.

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