Lady Gaga Apologizes for Speculating On Cause of Rick 'Zombie Boy' Genest's Death

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Lady Gaga arrives at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan 28. 2018 in New York City.

Lady Gaga has issued a statement following her words of mourning about the death of friend and Born This Way muse Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest. Earlier in the week on social media, she expressed that his "suicide... is beyond devastating," but she has since deleted those tweets, now saying that she might have jumped to conclusions.   

"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," she wrote on Twitter Saturday night (Aug. 4). "I in no way meant to draw an unjust conclusion. My deepest condolences to his entire family and friends."    

Gaga added, "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 you beautiful soul."

A model and an artist, Genest starred in the singer's "Born This Way" video in 2011.

See Gaga's latest message below.