27-Year-Old Accomplished Model Dead: ‘He Was Walking Sunshine’

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A 27-year-old fashion model, Jeremy Ruehlemann, has died with no known cause of death.

Jason Kanner with Soul Artist Management 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 and 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.”

Ruehlemann wrote, “I’ve always planned on finishing my education, and secondly, because of the skills and experience I’ve learned over the last five years.”

“The last five years were full of full-time modeling, traveling, and socializing with people from all over the world which has taught me more about how people work than any psychology class ever could.”

Fellow model Lexi Wood wrote, “I can’t even fathom a world where I would ever have to be writing this. I think that the most special thing about him was that he was walking sunshine.”

“He made everyone feel like they were the most special in the room, when he went anywhere, it was like there was a light beam on him.”

She continued, “His love will eternally flow through this world.”

“I was with Jeremy on Thursday, and at that moment, I didn’t know that kissing you and holding you for the millionth time would be the most memorable day of my life.”

“I promise to keep doing what we promised each other when we were laying on a mattress on the floor when we were teenagers. Jexi forever,” she concluded.