The British model, who shot to fame for starring in an iconic commercial for Levi’s jeans in the 1980s prior to launching his songs profession, has passed away at the age of 59.
Nick Kamen, who shot to fame just after starring in an iconic Television set ad for Levi’s denims, has died at the age of 59.
The Essex-born product and singer was greatest acknowledged for starring in the 1985 tv advert, which noticed him strip to his underwear in a laundrette.
As a result of the ad, Nick found global stardom and later launched a singing profession, reaching the Major 10 with track “Each and every Time You Break My Heart”, which was written by Madonna, who also offered backing vocals on the monitor.
In a 1986 BBC Radio job interview, Madonna stated she was impressed by Nick’s “charisma” and “stunning voice.”
His buddy Boy George compensated tribute to the star next the information of his demise, sharing a throwback picture of them alongside one another, which he captioned, “R.I.P to the most stunning and sweetest gentleman Nick Kamen.”
Nick was 18 years previous when he shot the vocation-altering Levis advertisement, for the duration of which he is noticed stripping off and washing his apparel in entrance of a host of onlookers in a laundrette to the seem of Marvin Gaye‘s 1968 strike “Heard It Via the Grapevine”.
His audio job produced 4 albums involving 1987 and 1992.
Other stars paying out tribute to the late product incorporated comedian Matt Lucas who wrote on Twitter, “If you did not have a crush on Nick Kamen in the 80s, you likely were not there. RIP.”
A person of the Duran Duran associates penned, “So so sad to listen to of the passing of Nick Kamen. One particular of the loveliest and gentlest adult males I at any time fulfilled. He was a beloved mate to my daughter and her Mom. We shall all overlook him. RIP Nick – JT.”
Actress Susie Cave posted on her Instagram Stories, “RIP Nick Kamen my sweet close friend.”