Model Jeremy Ruehlemann dies aged just 27
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Superdry model Jeremy Ruehlemann has passed away at the age of just 27.
The rising New Jersey model's cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Jeremy was becoming an increasingly well-known face in the modelling world and had worked with major brands including Macy's, Zara, Superdry, John Varvatos, Joseph Abboud and Nick Graham.
Christian Siriano paid tribute to the 27-year-old on Instagram, where he described the model as a 'beautiful soul'.
These heartfelt words were accompanied by a series of images of the late star.
The designer 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."
As well as modelling on the runway, the late model had appeared in magazines including GQ.
Jeremy's manager, Jason Kanner of Soul Artist Management, confirmed his death in a statement that read: "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. You will hold a spot in my heart and with your Soul Fam you 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."
Fans were quick to pay tribute to Jeremy on his Instagram, where he posted for the last time on 21 January.
"Rest easy Jeremy," praised one fan.
"So tragic to lose someone so young. I'm really shaken by this sad news," added a second. "Jeremy lives on living forever in the memories of those who love him."
A third added: "I can't believe what I'm hearing. RIP Jeremy."