Nick Kamen was a model, songwriter, and musician, who appeared in a famous Levi’s 1985 commercial, has died on 5th May 2021 at the age of 59 on Tuesday night after a long illness. His death was confirmed by his friend at a PA Media news agency on Wednesday.
Many friends, family, and fans paid tribute on social media to Nick Kamen. Matt Lucas tweeted “If you didn’t have a crush on Nick Kamen in the 80s, you probably weren’t there. RIP.”. Madonna tweeted “it breaks my heart to know you are gone. You were always such a kind sweet human and you suffered too much. Hope you are happier wherever you are Nick Kamen.”. Duran Duran tweeted “So so sad to hear of the passing of Nick Kamen. One of the loveliest and gentlest men I ever met. He was a beloved friend to my daughter and her Mom. We shall all miss him. RIP Nick”- JT.”
Some of his fans tweeted “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.” Another Tweeted “m seeing lots of pictures of Nick Kamen from when he was in the charts. He was a very handsome man in his 50s. RIP.”
Who was Nick Kamen Ex-Girlfriends?
Nick Kamen has previously dated many women. In 1999, he dated Amanda de Cadenet for over three years until she turned 29, from 1999 to 2001. Amanda once 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.”. He later, dated Talisa Soto in 1986, when they shared a music video “Each Time You Break My Heart”. In the same year, they both worked on the Tatler magazine together. Talisa is now married to actor Benjamin Bratt and shares two children.
Later, he dated Tatjana Patitz in 1988, who is a German actress and model. Tatjana is one of the “big five” supermodels, who appeared in 1990, in the music video by George Michael “Freedom! ’90.”
Who is Nick Kamen?
Nick Kamen was a Model and best know for his 1985 Levi advert, he attended St Marks RC Comprehensive School. In 1984, he featured on the front cover of The Face, British music, fashion, and culture monthly magazine originally published from 1980 to 2004. In 1985, Nick appeared in Levi’s “Launderette” commercial, which dramatically increased the sales of Levi 501s, it was directed by Roger Lyons and in 2000 it was named “The 100 Greatest TV Ads.” In 1986, he released his first single “Each Time You Break My Heart,” it was released by Sire Records and signed a record deal with Sire, the song “Each Time You Break My Heart” was the lead single from his album, it was written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray. Unfortunately, it was supposed to be included in Madonna’s third studio album, True Blue (1986), but failed to make it through.
Later, Nick released his second single “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever,” it was also a hit but his next few singles were less commercially successful. In 1988, Nick Kamen released his second album named “The US,” it was produced by Patrick Leonard, the song “Tell Me”, was a massive hit in Italy and the rest of Europe, Madonna contributed as the backing vocalist on the song “Tell Me”, but this time she didn’t contribute to production or songwriting. In 1990, he released the single “I Promised Myself”, from his album Move Until We Fly and it became the fourth most played record in Europe, also his singles “Bring Me Your Love” reached No.1 on the airplay chart in Hong Kong in 1989. From 1987 to 1990, Nick appeared on “Top of the Pops,” its British music chart television program, made by the BBC. Furthermore, he also appeared on other UK Television such as This Morning, Night Network, and The Tube. Nick Kamen’s last album was “Whatever, Whenever,” released in 1992.
- Full Name: Nick Kamen
- DOB: April 15, 1962
- Born: Harlow, United Kingdom
- Nationality: British, English
- Religion: Christianity
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches tall
- Famous for: Actor
- School: St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School
- Qualification: High School
- Father: Not Known
- Mother: Not Known