Model Jeremy Ruehlemann has died aged 27, friends and industry professionals announced on Sunday.
The cause of the young model’s death has not been publicly disclosed.
The New Jersey native had walked and modeled for designers including Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, Perry Ellis and more. He has also appeared in publications like GQ and Playhouse Magazine.
Siriano shared a touching tribute to Ruehlemann on Instagram on Sunday.
“I’ve never posted anything like this but losing a friend who was such a beautiful soul is so hard,” the ‘Project Runaway’ star wrote. “This is for Jeremy, the most beautiful man who 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 wrote a heartbreaking post in remembrance of Ruehlemann, whom she also described as her “soul mate” and “best friend.”
“[I]If you’ve ever known me, you know how much I love Jeremy,” she captioned an Instagram post. “I can’t even express the magic he was. met Jeremy when i was 15, the day i met him i knew my heart would be full forever, he is my soul mate, 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 couple together as well as past posts shared between the two sharing their love for each other.
Wood said she just saw Ruehlemann on Thursday.
“But I think what was most special about him was that he walked in the sun, he made everyone feel like he was the most special in the room, when he went anywhere. , it was like there was a beam of light on him,” Wood added. “His love will flow eternally through this world.”
Singer Demi Lovato commented on the Instagram post offering her condolences.
“Sending so much love,” Lovato wrote.
Halston creative director Ken Downing also paid tribute to the late model.
“Goodbye sweet Jeremy. RIP Jeremy Ruehlemann. Love your family whom you adored as much as they love and adore you,” he wrote in an Instagram post with several heartbroken emojis. “My heart is broken.”
Ruehlemann, who was represented by Soul Artist Management, posted a behind-the-scenes photo of a Tommy Hilfiger shoot on his own Instagram page days before his death.