(Daily Mail) Model Jeremy Ruehlemann has died at the age of 27. A cause of death for the New Jersey native has not yet been released.
The post was a series of photos of Ruehlemann’s modeling moments as well as some of Siriano and Ruehlemann together.
‘I have never posted anything like this but to lose a friend who was such a beautiful soul is just really hard,’ Siriano captioned the post. ‘This is for Jeremy, the most beautiful man that gave so much love to everyone he met no matter what.’
He wrote that Ruehlemann ‘was one of my muses and he always will be. He inspired me and I will love him forever.’
Jeremy Ruehlemann has died at age 27. His last Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes shot from what appeared to be a photo shoot with the Tommy Hilfiger brand
Fashion designer Christian Siriano, who considered Ruehlemann to be his muse, shared a touching post on Instagram on Sunday
Siriano’s continued: ‘I’m sending all my love to his family and friends who lost someone so special. I know we will meet again one day but right now I just want to hug him. Rest well J we all love you so much! Send love to his family today please.’
Ruehlemann was represented by Soul Artist Management, as well as Next Models’ London and Miami branches, Core Hamburg, IMM Brussels and The Mgmt in Sydney, according to Footwear News.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Ruehlemann was a native of Mahwah, New Jersey, who worked as a camp counselor and studied psychology in school before leaving in 2017 for a career in modeling.
He has since walked in several of Siriano’s runway shows and has modeled for brands and designers including John Varvatos, Joseph Abboud, Superdry, Macy’s, Zara, Nick Graham and Atelier Cillian.
The rising star also appeared in GQ and Playhaus Magazine and worked with Superdry and Perry Ellis.
Ruehlemann’s last Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes picture from what appeared to be a photo shoot with Tommy Hilfiger brand, captioning it, ‘Bts with Tommy.’
After news of the model’s death, Hilfiger’s younger brother Andy Hilfiger wrote in the comments, ‘So sorry’ followed by an emoji of praying hands.
Jason Kanner with Soul Artist Management confirmed the model’s death on his social media accounts.
‘It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I let you all know that Jeremy Ruehlemann has passed away,’ he wrote alongside several professional photos of Jeremy.
‘Jeremy was authentically himself. Salt of the earth. There was just something about him that made you root for him,’ Kanner continued. ‘His excitement over a big booking his optimism when something didn’t work out. When you spoke to him he listened with his eyes and ears. He truly was and will always be one of a kind. Jeremy you will be missed. You will hold a spot in my heart and with your Soul Fam you loved so much. Please keep Jeremy’s family in your prayers . May God cover Jeremy and his family with protection and prayer . I will miss you Jeremy. Rest in Peace Sir.’
Jason Kanner with Soul Artist Management confirmed the model’s death on social media
Ruehlemann’s LinkedIn bio shows that he attended Rowan University from 2013-2017, where he said he ‘fell in love with psychology and understanding how human beings operate mentally and emotionally.’
Ruehlemann left school four years into his five-year program, he said, to pursue his modeling career, a decision he said he’ll always be happy he made.
‘Firstly, because I’ve always planned on finishing my education, and secondly because the skills and experience I’ve learned from the last 5 years of full-time modeling, traveling and socializing with people from all over the world has taught me more about how people work than any psychology class ever could,’ he wrote on the LinkedIn bio.