⚫️ The 27-year-old model had worked for GQ Magazine and designer Christian Siriano

⚫️ Ruehlemann had attended Rowan University before his career took-off

⚫️ Tributes mourned the Mahwah native as a 'beautiful man,' beloved by peers

MAHWAH — A professional model, raised in North Jersey and called a “muse” by famed fashion designer Christian Siriano, has died suddenly at the age of 27.

Jeremy Ruehlemann died over the weekend, according to social media affiliated with Soul Artist Management as well as professionals that had worked with Ruehlemann.

The Mahwah native modeled for Siriano and other designers including Perry Ellis and Joseph Abboud, —with his images appearing in GQ Magazine and numerous ad campaigns.

Ruehlemann had attended Rowan University from 2013-2017, where he studied psychology, according to a LinkedIn page.

He left school four years into a five year program to pursue his modeling career, “which is a decision I'll always be happy I made,” according to the same Linkedin page.

No location or cause of death had been disclosed as of Tuesday, as emotional tributes were being made on social media.

Famed designer, Christian Siriano mourns NJ native model (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Famed designer, Christian Siriano mourns NJ native model (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Tributes mourned the Mahwah native as a 'beautiful man'

Siriano remembered the model in an Instagram post as “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," the designed continued.

A flood of comments on the tribute called the news "heartbreaking" and remembered Ruehlemann as "one of a kind."

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at erin.vogt@townsquaremedia.com

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