Who was Nick Kamen?
Nick Kamen, whose full name is Ivor Neville Kamen, was an English model and singer who was best known for singles “Each Time You Break My Heart” from 1986 and “I Promised Myself” from 1990, as well as for appearing in a 1985 Levi advert. He has recently passed away on Wednesday. The news of his death came out on May 5, after several of his friends and acquaintances began sharing tributes on social media.
Kamen — Madonna’s protégé — reportedly died in west London.
How old was Nick Kamen?
Nick Kamen was 59 years old at the time of death, 4th May 2021.
Nick Kamen Wikipedia
Born on 15th April 1962, Kamen attended St Marks RC Comprehensive School in Harlow. Kamen first came to the public’s attention in 1984 when Ray Petri featured him on the front cover of The Face. The cover showed him wearing a ski-hat, lipstick, orange roll-neck sweater and aviator sunglasses.
He is best known in the UK for his appearance in the 1985 Levi’s “Launderette” commercial.
He also sang with Madonna on the hit “Each Time You Break My Heart” in 1986.
Nick Kamen Married, Wife, Partner
Amanda de Cadenet and Nick dated for three years until she was 29, having known each other since she was 14. Speaking about him to The Guardian in 2001, she said: “Nick’s the best-looking man I’ve ever seen, to me. “There is never a time when he doesn’t look good. Never! Ever-ever-ever.
“Which is great. Listen, I don’t see him for months at a time. So when I’m with him, I stare at him.
“You know? I watch my boyfriend while he’s asleep.”
Amanda, now 48, was quite the wild child back in the day. She began her entertainment career in the 1990s, first as a presenter for British series The Word and The Big Breakfast before moving to Los Angeles to briefly pursue an acting career.
Tatjana Patitz and Nick met when she starred in Nick’s music video Tell Me, but it is not known how long they were together.
She is German model and actress who achieved international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s representing fashion designers on runways and in magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. Tatjana is one of the “big five” supermodels who appeared in the 1990 music video Freedom! ’90.
Nick Kamen Death
Singer-songwriter Boy George took to his Instagram page to share an old photo of him with Kamen, along with a heartbreaking caption that read, “R.I.P to the most beautiful and sweetest man Nick Kamen!” Director Mark Lebon also shared a throwback picture of the deceased man and wrote, “RIP MY DEAR FRIEND.”
As the sad news broke, Twitter was also flooded with tributes for Kamen, who was said to have been romantically involved with the queen of pop in the 80s while she was dating Sean Penn. A user tweeted, “Such sad news about Nick Kamen. Each Time You Break My Heart was a great mid 80s pop tune.
#RIPNickKamen.” Another user said, “Oh no. RIP Nick Kamen. Every 1980 girls ideal man. So sad only 59.”
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) May 5, 2021
A person wrote, “RIP Nick Kamen so sad to hear the news he’ll be with Barry now 2 beautiful brothers gone far too soon. such sunny happy memories of time spent in the Pink house back in the day.” The second one shared, “So sad to hear of the untimely passing of the breathtakingly handsome
#NickKamen. 1986, that advert, that face, those boxer shorts. Iconic. The lights go down at the laundrette. Ixx.”
Nick Kamen Cause of Death
However, the cause of his death is not known yet. Born in April 1962, Harlow, United Kingdom, he became famous when he was just 18 after doing the 1985 Levis 501 commercial, in which he arrived at a laundrette and stripped down as several women watched.
A year later, in 1986, he went on to become more popular after his Madonna-written hit ‘Each Time You Break My Heart’.
Thank you Nick Kamen for being the answer to a lot of little boys’ questions in the 1980s. And also for I Promised Myself, which is a banger. pic.twitter.com/cAlkam2V5M
— Justin Myers (@theguyliner) May 5, 2021
“A pivotal TV ad of my childhood. I was interested in the advert but couldn’t quite put my finger on why. Levi’s 501 commercial with #NickKamen (Laundrette) (1985),” one comment by his fan read. “Very sad to read about #NickKamen’s death. I spent a lot of time with him years ago on a #Buddhist course in Trets, Provence. He was such a sweet young man,” another comment states.
Nick Kamen Disease
Kamen died on 4 May 2021 aged 59, from bone marrow cancer.
Nick Kamen Today
“Gosh, sad news about the passing of Nick Kamen. The model who found fame in BBH’s classic 1980’s Levi’s 501 launderette commercial – he not only drove sales of 501’s but kicked started sales of boxer shorts too. RIP,” another one said while the third added: “Nick Kamen was obviously gorgeous on the outside, but also inside by all the accounts I’ve seen today. And Each Time You Break My Heart is a banger no matter what anyone says. Gutted.”
#RIP Nick Kamen – The original Essex boy dies at 59
— Ian Hilton 🇬🇧 (@whistler360) May 5, 2021