Genest in 2011
|Born||August 7, 1985|
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
|Died||August 1, 2018 (aged 32)|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Other names||Zombie Boy|
Rico the Zombie
|Occupation||Actor, freakshow performer, fashion model|
Rick Genest (August 7, 1985 – August 1, 2018) was a Canadian artist, actor, and fashion model. He was also known as Zombie Boy. Genest was featured in Lady Gaga's video for "Born This Way", with Lady Gaga wearing makeup to replicate Genest's tattoos.
He was cast as the character "foreman" in the 2013 movie 47 Ronin.
Planned to be unveiled in 2019, an 11.5-foot (3.5 m) sculpture of Genest called “Self-Conscious Gene” will be a new permanent fixture at the Science Museum, London, UK. The statue is to be created by British artist Marc Quinn.
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- Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Video Premiers, Jillian Mapes (Billboard). February 28, 2011.
- Treviño, Julissa (March 15, 2018). "Sculpture of ‘Zombie Boy’ Fleshes Out London’s Science Museum". Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-science-museum-commissions-zombie-boy-sculpture-new-medical-gallery-180968470/. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
- "Zombie Boy from Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Jumped to His Death". TMZ. EHM Productions, Inc. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- "Model and artist known as Zombie Boy dead at 32". CBC. Retrieved August 3, 2018.