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Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59

Kamen became a musical protégé of Madonna’s following the infamous ad.
May 5th 2021, 3:51 PM 61,070 43

BRITISH MODEL AND singer Nick Kamen has died, aged 59, following a long illness.

Kamen was best known for his role in the iconic 1985 Levi’s ad, shot in a launderette, as well as his hit song Each Time You Break My Heart, co-written by Madonna and released the following year.

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The Essex-born singer and model became a musical protégé of Madonna following the infamous Levi’s advertisement.

He had a number of chart-toppers in Europe over the late 80s and early 90s, including Tell Me and I Promised Myself.

Among those paying tribute to him today was Boy George, who described Kamen as the “most beautiful and sweetest man”.

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John Taylor of Duran Duran also expressed his sadness on hearing of Kamen’s passing:

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Writer Jennifer Nadel, who was a friend of Kamen’s, said in her tribute to him today that he was “the most gentle, loving, beautiful and mischievous soul”.

“Blessed to have known and loved him,” she said.

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