Model Jeremy Ruelmann has died at the age of 27. The New Jersey native’s cause of death has not yet been released.
Fashion designer Christian Siriano, who considers Ruhleman his muse, shared a touching post on Instagram on Sunday.
The post was a series of photos of Ruehlemann’s modeling moments, as well as some of Siriano and Ruehlemann together.
“I’ve never posted anything like this, but losing a friend who was such a beautiful soul is just really hard,” Siriano captioned the post. “This is for Jeremy, the most beautiful man who gave so much love to everyone he met no matter what.”
He wrote that Ruelmann “is one of my muses and always will be. He inspired me and I will love him forever.”
Jeremy Ruelman died at the age of 27. His latest Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes shot of what appeared to be a Tommy Hilfiger photo shoot
Fashion designer Christian Siriano, who considers Ruhleman his muse, shared a touching post on Instagram on Sunday
Siriano continued, “Sending all my love to his family and friends who have 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 repped by Soul Artist Management, as well as the London and Miami branches of Next Models, 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 dropping out in 2017 to pursue a modeling career.
He has since appeared in several of Siriano’s 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 has also appeared in GQ and Playhaus Magazine and worked with Superdry and Perry Ellis.
Ruehlemann’s last Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes photo of what appeared to be a Tommy Hilfiger-branded photoshoot, captioned “Bts with Tommy.”
Following news of the model’s death, Hilfiger’s younger brother, Andy Hilfiger, wrote in the comments, “I’m so sorry,” followed by a praying hands emoji.
Jason Kanner of Soul Artist Management confirmed the model’s death on his social media accounts.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you that Jeremy Ruelman has passed away,” he wrote along with several professional photos of Jeremy.
“Jeremy was really being himself. The salt of the earth. There was just something about him that made you root for him,” Kanner continued. “His excitement for a big card, his optimism when things don’t work out. When she spoke to him, he listened with his eyes and ears. He truly was and always will be one of a kind. Jeremy, you will be missed. You will hold a place in my heart and with your Soul Fam who 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 of Soul Artist Management confirmed the model’s death on social media
Ruehlemann’s LinkedIn bio shows he attended Rowan University from 2013-2017, where he said he “fell in love with psychology and understanding how human beings work mentally and emotionally.”
Ruelmann left school four years into his five-year program, he said, to pursue a modeling career, a decision he said he will always be glad he made.
“First because I’ve always planned to finish my education and second because the skills and experience I’ve learned from the last 5 years of modeling full-time, traveling and interacting with people from all over the world have taught me more about how people work than any psychology class ever could,” he wrote in his LinkedIn bio.
Ruehlemann is a native of Mahwah, New Jersey who worked as a camp counselor and studied psychology in school before dropping out in 2017 to pursue a modeling career
Since then he has walked in Siriano’s shows and modeled for Superdry (pictured), John Varvatos, Joseph Abboud, Superdry, Macy’s, Zara, Nick Graham and Atelier Cillian
Ruehlemann, who has appeared in GQ and Playhaus Magazine, is repped by Soul Artist Management. Pictured: Ruehlemann walks the Nick Graham S/S 2019 collection during NYFW Men’s July 2018 at Cadillac House in 2018.
After the news of his death, tributes poured in to the model on social networks.
Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo mourned Ruehlemann’s death on Instagram, writing that he was devastated by the news.
“He made such an impact on everyone he met,” he wrote.
“You meet a lot of people in this industry, but he was one of those people that even if you met him once, he would have a part of your heart forever. My team and I love and value our time working with him. A true friend, you will be loved and remembered forever. RIP Jeremy.
Halston creative director Ken Downing wrote: “Goodbye sweet Jeremy. RIP Jeremy Ruelmann. Love for your family that you adored as much as they love and adore you. I am heartbroken.
Ruehlemann’s LinkedIn bio shows he attended Rowan University from 2013-2017, where he said he “fell in love with psychology and understanding how human beings work.”
Ruehlemann left school four years into his five-year program to pursue a modeling career, a decision he said he will always be glad he made. Ruehlemann is pictured at NYFW 2018
Ruehlemann’s childhood friend Janie Simpson posted a tribute to Facebook where she shared memories of their time together at Odyssey Teen Camp.
“All day I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and what to say at all. We both met when we were 15 and 17,” he wrote. “We contacted each other feeling like our parents couldn’t handle us as troubled teenagers and sent us both to OTC for 4 weeks! We instantly became Inseparable and bonded over our lives over music, sports, fashion tattoos, etc.
Simpson continued, “Basically what I’m saying is what Janie likes as Jerm and what Jerm likes as Janie. We grew up together every summer for 2 years after that and would call about anything. You have definitely seen me emotionally at my worst and at my best and I can’t thank you enough for the friendship and love you have given me over the last 10 years bro. I love you forever and it really broke my heart to hear you. You will forever be in my heart! From your little big brother I love you.