Lady Gaga Apologizes For 'Zombie Boy' Tweet


Lady Gaga apologized Saturday for tweeting about the suicide of Canadian model Rick Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy.

The pop superstar shared her grief last week after news broke that Genest had died in Montreal. Police sources told Radio-Canada that the 32-year-old had taken his own life, but no official cause of death had been revealed.

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Gaga deleted the tweet in which she referred to “the suicide of friend Rick Genest.” In a new message, she said: “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.”

Zombie Boy appeared in Gaga's video for "Born This Way."

According to several reports, family members and friends do not believe he took his own life. They claim his death was likely a tragic accident.