Fashion model Jeremy Ruehlemann has died at age 27, friends and industry professionals announced Sunday.
The young model’s cause of death was not publicly disclosed.
The New Jersey native has walked and modeled for designers such as Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, Perry Ellis and more. She has also appeared 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 his grieving family and friends.
Model Lexi Wood wrote a touching post in memory of Ruehlemann, who she described as her “soulmate” and “best friend”.
“[I]If you’ve ever met me you know how much I love Jeremy,” she captioned an Instagram post. “I can’t even express how magical it was. I met Jeremy when I was 15, the day I met him I knew my heart would forever be full, he is my soulmate, my best friend, my support, my family, my light, my love, my my twin flame… I could go on and on why he was so special.”
The post included a series of photos of the couple together as well as past messages shared between the two sharing their love for each other.
Wood said she had just seen Ruehlemann on Thursday.
“But I think the most special thing about him was that he walked in the sun, he made everyone feel like they were the most special in the room, when he went anywhere it was like he had a beam of light on him,” Wood said. added. “His love will flow eternally through this world.”
Singer Demi Lovato commented on the Instagram post expressing her condolences.
“Sending so much love,” Lovato wrote.
Halston creative director Ken Downing also paid his respects to the late model.
“Goodbye sweet Jeremy. RIP Jeremy Ruehleman. Love to your family that you loved as much as they love you and they loved you,” she wrote in an Instagram post with lots of broken heart emojis. “I’m hurt.”
Ruehlemann, who was represented by Soul Artist Management, posted a behind-the-scenes photo from the Tommy Hilfiger shoot on his own Instagram page just days before his death.