Lady Gaga Apologizes for Tweet About “Zombie Boy” Rick Genest’s Death
Lady Gaga has apologized for speaking “too soon” about the death of Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy. After Genest’s death was reported Friday, Gaga wrote an emotional tweet discussing ‘The suicide of friend Rick Genest” and urging fans to support each other in times of mental health crisis.
However, Rick Genest’s managers writing that there is no official cause of death, “contrary to reports.” Genest fell from his fourth-story balcony after telling his girlfriend he was going to smoke a cigarette. He left no suicide note.
Lady Gaga tweeted an apology “Out of respect for Rick’s family, Rick & his legacy” and wrote that she didn’t mean to speak too soon or “draw an unjust conclusion.” In a seperate tweet, she paid tribute to the model who appeared in her “Born This Way” video in 2011.
Out of respect for Rick's family, Rick & his legacy I apologize if I spoke too soon as there was no witnesses or evidence to support any conclusion for the cause of his death. I in no way meant to draw an unjust conclusion My deepest condolences to his entire family and friends. pic.twitter.com/CJ9AdOJ22j
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2018
The art we made was sacred to me and I was emotional, he was an incredible artist and his art and heart will live on. Rest In Peace