The familiar and truly outstanding face of Rick Genest, better known as Zombie Boy, is being missed by friends and family as the model allegedly took his own life in his Montreal apartment.

Rick was best known for his striking tattoos, starring in 47 Ronin and his appearance in Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ music video. Good friend of the model, Lady Gaga, took to Twitter to express how devastated she was when she heard the news.

In the post Gaga wrote, “The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can’t talk about it. If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other.” attached to a photo of Rick.

A couple hours prior to his death, Zombie Boy left a haunting yet so beautifully constructed poem on his Instagram.

Titled ‘The Well’, the poem read, “O Damballa/lo we howl upon stars hung above/we soul cast down the well of stone/as fire laid betwixt two fates/of most drear less dire straights/each breath cuts ice as flesh is weighed/in front of deaths old narrow gates/where bold and brazen last rites crate. lo heed our wish of madness/deep from os/our prayers we kissed/so stern and cold/on metal shells/release by moonlight glow.”