Zombie Boy’s death by apparent suicide came as a complete shock to those close to him, because he was very excited about things to come … so says his manager.

Leduc says Rico was especially stoked about the music vid, so it makes no sense he would end his life before it got made.

Zombie Boy’s manager also says he wasn’t a drug user and was sober at the time of his death. There is this though — Karim tells us Rico did mention to him recently he was going through a rough patch, but was “uplifted” by all the future projects.

Leduc insists he didn’t think twice about Rico’s comments, and doesn’t believe it was a suicide warning sign.

We broke the story … cops say Zombie Boy jumped to his death, but his loved ones believe it was an accident.

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