How true is this news that Nick Kamen has passed away?
The news has been confirmed that Nick Kamen popular English model is dead. from the report, the cause of his death is not made public.
Nick was an English male model, songwriter and musician, He died at the age of 59.
News of his death came after social media tributes arose on Wednesday morning, including an Instagram post by his friend Boy George, who shared a touching note.
The Essex born model, born Ivor Neville Kamen, was best known for his Madonna-written 1986 hit Each Time You Break My Heart and 1985 Levis 501 commercial.
A number of social media users took to Twitter to pen tributes to the star and share his music videos, while Boy George posted an image of the duo.
I stated that Nick Kamen has died. Heard this through friends.
Awaiting confirmation. pic.twitter.com/b32704WwGr
— Mr. Spock 🖖 (Commentary) (@SpockResists) May 5, 2021
He is best known for the singles “Each Time You Break My Heart” from 1986 and “I Promised Myself” from 1990. In a 1985 Levi commercial, he took off his blue jean ‘501s’ and white T-shirt in a launderette.
Nick attended St Marks RC Comprehensive School in Harlow along with his brothers Barry and Chester.
Kamen was first brought 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 known in the UK, for his appearance in the 1985 Levi’s “Launderette” commercial, where he strips down to wash his blue jeans in a 1950s style public laundromat while he waits clad only in his Sunspel boxer shorts, which was one of a series of Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertisements that dramatically increased sales of Levi 501s.
The commercial, directed by Roger Lyons, was selected for, and came fourth in, The 100 Greatest TV Ads in 2000.
His first single was the 1986 UK number five hit “Each Time You Break My Heart” from his eponymous début album.
Written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, it also cracked both the US dance chart (remix by Shep Pettibone) and the Top 50 in Canada. Madonna also sang the backing vocals.
Her original demo remains one of many unreleased Madonna songs. Kamen also had a No. 16 follow-ups in the UK with the second single, “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” (a cover of the Four Tops’ 1966 hit), although his later singles were less-commercially successful in the UK but more so in the rest of Europe, particularly Italy, France, Germany and Spain.