How did Jeremy Ruehlemann die? Friends mourn death of 'special' model who died at 27
NEW JERSEY: Jeremy Ruehlemann, a male model from New Jersey, has died at the age of 27. Gianni Simpson, a childhood friend of Ruehlemann, broke the news of his death on Facebook on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
At this moment, the circumstances behind Ruehlemann's death are unknown. In the Facebook post shared by his friend, Simpson remembered how the two became friends and how they were inseparable. He shared a series of photos of himself with the model along with a heartfelt message. He wrote, "Jeremy Ruehlemann All day I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and what to even say. We both met each other at a young age of 15 & 17. We bonded over feeling like our parents couldn’t deal with us as trouble teenagers and sent us both away for 4 weeks to OTC! We instantly were Inseparable and both bonded over our live for music, sports, fashion tattoos etc."
"Basically what I’m saying is what Gianni liked Jerm like and what Jerm like Gianni like. We grew up together every summer for 2 years after that and would have call each other for anything. You definitely seen me emotionally at my worst and my best and I can’t thank you enough for the friendship and love you gave me the last passed 10 years brother. I love you forever and the new of hearing you gone really broke my heart. You’ll forever be in my heart! From your lil big brother I love you," Simpson further wrote in the post.
Who was Jeremy Ruehlemann?
Ruehlemann decided to pursue a career in modeling instead of continuing his studies in psychology in 2017 and quickly rose to the top of the male modeling industry in the US. He was known for modeling for well-known brands such as Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, and Joseph Abboud, as well as for Superdry, Macy's, Zara, Nick Graham, and Atelier Cillian. Agencies like Soul Artist Management, the London and Miami branches of Next Models, Core Hamburg, IMM Brussels, and The Mgmt in Sydney represented Ruehlemann.
The fashion industry remembers one of their own
The fashion industry has taken to social media in order to mourn the sudden and unexpected death of Ruehlemann. The comments sections of his Instagram posts were poured with condolences. This includes his final Instagram post about a Tommy Hilfiger collaboration that was shared shortly before his death, as well as heartbreaking memorial posts by Christian Siriano and Halston creative director Ken Downing.
In his post, Siriano wrote, "I have never posted anything like this but to lose a friend who was such a beautiful soul is just really hard. This is for Jeremy, the most beautiful man that gave so much love to everyone he met no matter what. He was one of my muses and he always will be. He inspired me and I will love him forever. I’m sending all my love to his family and friends who 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."
Halston creative director Ken Downin mourned the death of the model and stated, "Goodbye Sweet Jeremy 💔💔 R. I. P. Jeremy Ruehlemann. Love to your family who you adored, as much as they love and adored you. I am heartbroken 😢 @ruehlemann @soulartistmgmt 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔."
Ruehlemann's friends and colleagues, including Uzo Adoba, Bruce Pask, Lexi Wood, Cory Bond, and Andrew Werner, also sent their condolences after his death.