Fashion model Jeremy Ruehlemann died at the age of 27, friends and industry professionals announced Sunday.
The young model’s cause of death was not revealed publicly.
The New Jersey native had walked and modeled for designers including Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, Perry Ellis, and more. He also appeared in publications like GQ and Playhouse Magazine.
Siriano shared a touching tribute to Ruehlemann on Instagram Sunday.
“I have never posted anything like this but to lose a friend who was such a beautiful soul is just really hard,” the “Project Runaway” star wrote. “This is for Jeremy, the most beautiful man that gave so much love to everyone he met no matter what.”
Siriano described the model as one of his “muses” and sent his love to his grieving family and friends.
Fellow model Lexi Wood penned a heart-wrenching post in remembrance of Ruehlemann, whom she described as her “soulmate” and “best friend” as well.
“[I]f you have ever known me you know how much I love Jeremy,” she wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. “I can’t even articulate the magic that he was. I met Jeremy when I was 15, the day I met him I knew my heart would be full forever, he’s my soulmate, my best friend, my support, my family, my light, my love, my twin flame … I could go on and on because he was so special.”
The post included a series of photos of the pair together as well as past messages shared between the two sharing their love for one another.
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