Model Jeremy Ruehlemann dead at 27, fashion designer Christian Siriano calls him ‘one of my muses’

Model Jeremy Ruehlemann has died aged 27. The New Jersey native’s cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Fashion designer Christian Siriano, who considered Ruehlemann 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 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 Ruehlemann “was one of my muses and always will be. He inspired me and I will love him forever.

Jeremy Ruehlemann has died aged 27.  His last Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes photo from what appeared to be a photoshoot with the Tommy Hilfiger brand.

Jeremy Ruehlemann has died aged 27. His last Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes photo from what appeared to be a photoshoot with the Tommy Hilfiger brand.

Fashion designer Christian Siriano, who considered Ruehlemann his muse, shared a touching post on Instagram on Sunday

Fashion designer Christian Siriano, who considered Ruehlemann his muse, shared a touching post on Instagram on Sunday

Siriano continued: “I send all my love to his family and friends who have lost someone so special. I know we will meet again one day but for 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 the London and Miami branches of Next Models, Core Hamburg, IMM Brussels and The Mgmt in Sydney, according to Footwear News.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ruehlemann was from Mahwah, New Jersey, who worked as a camp counselor and studied psychology in school before leaving in 2017 for a modeling career.

Since then, he has participated in several Siriano shows and has modeled for brands and designers such as 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 has worked with Superdry and Perry Ellis.

Ruehlemann’s last Instagram post was a behind-the-scenes photo from what appeared to be a photo shoot with the Tommy Hilfiger brand, captioned “Bts with Tommy.”

Following news of the model’s death, Hilfiger’s younger brother, Andy Hilfiger, wrote in the comments, “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 let you 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 enthusiasm over a big booking, his optimism when something didn’t work out.” When you talked 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 beloved Soul Fam. 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.’

Soul Artist Management's Jason Kanner confirmed the model's death on social media

Soul Artist Management’s Jason Kanner confirmed the model’s death on social media

Ruehlemann’s LinkedIn bio shows he attended Rowan University from 2013 to 2017, where he said he “fell in love with psychology and understood how human beings work 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 would always be glad he made.

“First, because I always planned to finish my studies, and second, because the skills and experience I have acquired over the past 5 years of full-time modeling, traveling and socializing with people around the world have taught me more about how people work than any psychology course,” he wrote in his LinkedIn bio.

Ruehlemann is from Mahwah, New Jersey, who worked as a camp counselor and studied psychology in school before leaving in 2017 for a modeling career.

Ruehlemann is from Mahwah, New Jersey, who worked as a camp counselor and studied psychology in school before leaving in 2017 for a modeling career.

Since then he has walked the Siriano shows and modeled for Superdry (pictured), John Varvatos, Joseph Abboud, Superdry, Macy's, Zara, Nick Graham and Atelier Cillian.

Since then he has walked the Siriano shows and modeled for Superdry (pictured), John Varvatos, Joseph Abboud, Superdry, Macy’s, Zara, Nick Graham and Atelier Cillian.

Ruehlemann, who appeared in GQ and Playhaus Magazine, was represented by Soul Artist Management.  Pictured: Ruehlemann walks through the Nick Graham S/S 2019 Collection during NYFW Men's July 2018 at Cadillac House in 2018

Ruehlemann, who appeared in GQ and Playhaus Magazine, was represented by Soul Artist Management. Pictured: Ruehlemann walks through the Nick Graham S/S 2019 Collection during NYFW Men’s July 2018 at Cadillac House in 2018

Tributes to the model have poured in on social media since news of her death was announced.

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo mourned Ruehlemann’s death on Instagram, writing that he was heartbroken by the news.

“He had such an impact on everyone he met,” he wrote.

“In this industry you meet a lot of people, but he was one of those people who, even if you met him once, would be in your heart forever. My team and I love and cherish the time we spent 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 Ruehlemann. Love your family whom you adored, as much as they love and adore you. My heart is broken.’

Ruehlemann's LinkedIn bio showed he attended Rowan University from 2013 to 2017, where he said he was

Ruehlemann’s LinkedIn bio showed he attended Rowan University from 2013 to 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 his modeling career, a decision he said he would always be glad he had made.  Ruehlemann is pictured at NYFW in 2018

Ruehlemann left school four years into his five-year program to pursue his modeling career, a decision he said he would always be glad he had made. Ruehlemann is pictured at NYFW in 2018

Ruehlemann’s childhood friend Gianni Simpson posted a tribute on Facebook, where he shared memories of their time together at Odyssey Teen Camp.

“All day I tried to put my thoughts together and even what to say. We both met when we were 15 and 17,’ he wrote. “We bonded in feeling our parents couldn’t handle us as troubled teenagers and we were both sent away for 4 weeks at OTC!” We were instantly inseparable and both bonded through our live music, sports, fashion tattoos etc.

Simpson continued, “Basically what I’m saying is what Gianni liked Jerm and what Jerm liked like Gianni. We grew up together every summer for 2 years after that and we would have called each other for anything. You have certainly seen me emotionally at my worst and my best and I cannot thank you enough for the friendship and love you have given me over the past 10 years bro. Love forever and the news of your leaving really broke my heart. You will forever be in my heart! From your little big brother, I love you.

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