Model Jeremy Ruehlemann's Father Speaks Out, Reveals Likely Cause Of Death

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
Deceased model Jeremy Ruehlemann
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It has been a few days since the tragic news of 27-year-old fashion model Jeremy Ruehlemann's demise made headlines. Now, for the first time, the deceased's grieving father, Achim Ruehlemann, has opened up about his son's death, including the likely cause of the tragedy. Here are the details.

Inside Jeremy's Death

Reports reveal that the police responded to a 911 call at about 9:50 am on January 21, 2023. Upon arrival at Jeremy's friend's midtown Manhattan apartment, the police found the model unconscious in the bathroom, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Achim Reveals The Possible Cause Of Death 

While the world awaits the toxicology report, Jeremy's father has opened up about the possible cause of death. During an interview with the Daily Mail, the grieving dad revealed he suspected his son died from an accidental overdose.

Jeremy Struggled With Addiction 

According to the father, Jeremy had struggled with addiction to prescribed painkillers, like Percocet, for many years and tried to get off the prescription medication by going to rehab. However, his efforts were unsuccessful.

Achim Says Jeremy's Death Is Tragic

However, Achim noted that it wasn't certain exactly what happened, as they were still awaiting the results of the toxicology tests. Still, he described the death as a tragic accident.

Jeremy Was Happy 

According to the devastated father, Jeremy had no desire to end his life. Even though it was obvious the young model had some issues with drug addiction, Jeremy's dad said his son was very happy.

Jeremy Had Other Amazing Qualities

Achim further noted that the 27-year-old loved life, was very vibrant, had a wonderful soul, and was generous. Then, the father touched on the heartfelt tributes Jeremy received from the fashion world on social media.

There Was Nothing Negative About Jeremy

According to him, hardly anyone could say anything negative about Jeremy. The father concluded by revealing it was just a tragedy. Hopefully, Achim will get the answers he's looking for.

Inside Jeremy's Career

Jeremy enjoyed a thrilling career as a model represented by Soul Artist Management. He modeled and walked for various designers, including Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, and Perry Ellis. He also appeared in publications like GQ and Playhouse Magazine.

Details Of The Wake And Funeral Service

A funeral service for Jeremy will be held on Saturday, January 28, at Burnett & White Funeral Home in upstate Red Hook, New York. According to his family, his wake will be on Friday.