The Canadian model, found dead in August 2018 in Montreal, has not been killed, according to a medical examiner.
The Canadian model Zombie Boy, found dead in August 2018 in Montreal at the age of 32, died accidentally. This is clear from the report of the medical examiner published on Monday, which excludes the suicide hypothesis put forward after this accident.
Nearly 90% of the body of this model of Montreal was covered with tattoos, zombie tendency: skull on the face, brain drawn on the skull, as well as various bones and other carnivorous insects.
His appearance in 2011 in the music video Born This Way by Lady Gaga had given her an international reputation. From Paris to Milan, from Berlin to New York, he had multiplied fashion shows, especially for Thierry Mugler or for the ready-to-wear collection of singer Jay-Z.
“ M Rick Stephan Genest (real name Zombie Boy, ed) died in a head trauma after falling from a balcony on the third floor of an apartment building, an accidental death ,” said in a statement the office of the Quebec Forensic Medical Officer, charged with investigating suspicious deaths.
The body of the model was found at the beginning of the evening on August 1, 2018. Montreal and the Canadian media and singer Lady Gaga had argued that he probably killed himself because of mental health problems.
Toxicological investigations have shown that he “ strongly alcoholic ” According to the report of the medical examiner, Mélissa Gagnon, the presence of cannabis in his blood was also detected. According to the surveillance cameras of the building, Mr. Genest went out to smoke a cigarette and “ did not appear to be in a state of psychosis or delirium when he came to the balcony ,” he tells the press release ,
Sociably surrounded and motivated by his artistic projects, he presented, according to the coroner, no “ clear and unambiguous intention to end his days “. Some of Mr. Genest’s relatives stated that he used to sit on the balcony railing in front of the building when he was smoking, considering this habit and his drunkenness. It is plausible that Mr. Genest accidentally fell off the balcony. she continues.