Model Jeremy Ruehlemann has died at the age of 27, friends and industry professionals announced Sunday.
The cause of the young model’s death was not publicly disclosed.
The New Jersey native had walked and modeled for designers including Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, Perry Ellis and more. He was also featured in publications such as 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 her grieving family and friends.
Fellow model Lexi Wood wrote a heartbreaking message in memory of Ruehlemann, who she also described as her “soul mate” and “best friend”.
“[I]If you’ve ever met me, you know how much I love Jeremy,” she wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. “I can’t even articulate how magical he was. I 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 she 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 each other.
The cause of Jeremy Ruehlemann’s death was not publicly disclosed. Patrick McMullan via Getty Image
Wood said he had just seen Ruehlemann on Thursday.
“But I think what was most special about him was that he walked in the sun, he made everyone feel like they were the most special people in the room, when he went anywhere it was like there was a ray of light on him “, Wood. added “His love will flow eternally through this world.”
New Jersey native Jeremy Ruehleman has walked and modeled for designers including Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, Perry Ellis and more. Patrick McMullan via Getty Image
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.
Condolences for Jeremy Ruehlemann were all over social media as he was described as a “precious soul”.@ruehlemann/Twitter
“Goodbye sweet Jeremy. RIP Jeremy Ruehlemann. Love your family who you adored, as much as they love you and have adored you,” she wrote in an Instagram post with several broken heart emojis. “I’m heartbroken.”
Ruehlemann, who was represented by Soul Artist Management, posted a behind-the-scenes photo of a Tommy Hilfiger shoot on his own Instagram page just days before his death.