Model Jeremy Ruehlemann has died at the age of 27.
Ruehlemann had worked with a number of brands and designers including Macy’s, Zara, Superdry, John Varvatos and Christian Siriano.
He was also featured in a variety of publications, including GQ and Playhouse Magazine.
Tragically, a representative of Ruehlemann’s agency confirmed his death on Monday.
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Jason Kanner, of Soul Artist Management, shared news of the model’s passing with a statement on Instagram alongside pictures of the late model.
He wrote: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I let you all know that Jeremy Ruehlemann has passed away.
“Jeremy was authentically himself. Salt of the earth. There was just something about him that made you root for him.
“His excitement over a big booking, his optimism when something didn’t work out.
“When you spoke to him he listened with his eyes and ears. He truly was and will always be one of a kind. Jeremy, you will be missed.”
A number of other industry professionals have paid tribute to Ruehlemann as news of his untimely death started to circulate.
Siriano posted a tribute on Instagram, describing him as ‘a beautiful soul’.
He wrote: “I have never posted anything like this but to lose a friend who was such a beautiful soul is just really hard.
“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.”
Fellow model Lexi Wood also posted an emotional tribute to Ruehlemann, who she describes as her ‘soulmate’ and ‘best friend’.
“If you have ever known me you know how much I love Jeremy,” she wrote in the caption.
“I can’t even articulate the magic that he was. I met Jeremy when I was 15, the day I met him I knew my heart would be full forever.
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“He’s my soulmate, my best friend, my support, my family, my light, my love, my twin flame.
“I could go on and on because he was so special.”
Wood says she had only been with Ruehlemann the week before he died.
Singer Demi Lovato offered her condolences in a comment on Wood’s post.
“Sending so much love,” she wrote.
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The young model’s cause of death has not yet been made public.
Ruehlemann’s last post on social media was a behind-the-scenes photo from a Tommy Hilfiger shoot just days before his death.
Model Jonathan Bellini wrote underneath: “Rest in Peace little angel.”
While Delilah Belle added: “I’m completely shattered and have chills covering my body.
“What a beautiful soul. Sending your family love and warm energy.”
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