Lady Gaga regrets calling Rick Genest's death a suicide

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Singer Lady Gaga has apologised for calling the death of her former collaborator Rick "Zombie Boy" Genest a suicide.

The 32-year-old singer deleted her previous tweet in which she had said the "suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating".

In a new post, Gaga said she spoke "too soon" by attributing the death of her "Born This Way" co-star to suicide.

"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," Gaga tweeted.

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. pic.twitter.com/CJ9AdOJ22j

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2018

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She 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."

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. pic.twitter.com/0gXTJ6cHYB

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2018

Genest, 32, was found dead last week after falling from the third story balcony of his Montreal apartment.

It was initially reported that his death was a suicide but Genest's manager, Karim Leduc, has claimed that he died due to an accident after he went onto the balcony to smoke.

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"For us, the family and close entourage, we feel there's too many inconsistencies around his death to rule it as a suicide, and for people to jump to conclusions that rapidly was disappointing," Leduc had told People Magazine.

"The balcony from which he fell on the third floor was a very dangerous balcony. It's a balcony that has very small rails/guards - an emergency/fire escape balcony - and he was leaning his back towards it like sitting on the ledge of the rail, and he fell from his backside onto the floor," he added. 

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