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Lady Gaga Mourns the Loss of Friend Rick Genest to Suicide

Lady Gaga Mourns the Loss of Friend Rick Genest to Suicide

Lady Gaga is speaking out following the death of her friend Rick Genest to mourn his loss and urge anyone suffering to get help.

Rick was found dead of an apparent suicide in his apartment in Canada on Wednesday (August 1). He rose to fame as the star of Gaga‘s “Born This Way” video and was known as “Zombie Boy.”

“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,” Gaga tweeted.

She added, “Science tells us that it takes 21 days to form a habit, if you are suffering from Mental Health issue I beckon for today to be your first day or a continuation of the work you’ve been doing. Reach out if you’re in pain, and if you know someone who is, reach out to them too.”

“Kindness and mental health aren’t one time practices. They aren’t just to do list items. This fall, in partnership with @btwfoundation, I’ll explore the power of habits to build cultures of kindness and wellness. Sign up to learn more,” she concluded with a link to BornThisWay.Foundation.

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  • namers

    How about by starting to tell people their tattoos are hideous and says a lot about their self image…

  • MaisyDaisy

    Yes, this poor man clearly struggled with self-loathing to desecrate his face and body like that.The problem is it’s far too late at this stage. We need to help people stop the tatting before it starts or in the early stages. It’s not artistic expression–it’s mutilation.

  • FerCat

    She’s known for her own self-loathing. They couldn’t have helped each other.

  • KG2018

    It’s got to be so hard to not ever fit in because you have made yourself a sideshow attraction 24/7.

  • Lady_of_Class

    It has to be hard to be such superficial people and poke fun and make jokes about a person, a human being, who felt pain so deeply that they used theie life as a final cry for help. Suicide is a horrible thing for both the person committing it and the people who love them. The comments you are making are disparaging and hideous, it is mental mutilation of other people. Just because someone does not look like you, has tattoos or struggles with suicidal/depression it does not give you all or anyone else the right to mock nor bully them, even in death.

  • briansbottom

    Well said.

  • Joe Rye

    It’s none of your fucking business and no one cares what some normcore douchebag like you thinks.

  • Joe Rye

    It’s none of your fucking business and no one cares what some normcore douchebag like you thinks.

  • Jimbo

    He was a great guy, very unique and he was beautiful to me. Love at first sight. I think he was depressed, his last IG post was haunting and his family deleted it. They probably are in denial. RIP. I will miss him a lot

  • namers

    Loser: you cared enough to comment.

  • namers

    Loser: you cared enough to comment.

  • Kat Smith

    Probably looked in the mirror at those ugly tats and finally realized what he had done.