Nick Kamen, who shot to fame after starring in an iconic TV commercial for Levi’s denims, has died on the age of 59.
In line with editors on the BBC, a pal of the household confirmed the Essex-born mannequin and singer had handed away. The reason for dying is unknown.
Nick was greatest recognized for starring within the 1985 tv industrial, which noticed him strip to his underwear in a laundrette.
Because of the advert, Nick discovered worldwide stardom and later launched a singing profession, reaching the Prime 10 with music Every Time You Break My Coronary heart, which was written by Madonna, who additionally supplied backing vocals on the monitor.
In a 1986 BBC Radio interview, Madonna mentioned she was impressed by Nick’s “charisma” and “stunning voice”.
His pal Boy George paid tribute to the star following the information of his dying, sharing a throwback image of them collectively, which he captioned: “R.I.P to probably the most stunning and sweetest man Nick Kamen.”
Nick was 18 years previous when he shot the career-changing Levi’s advert, throughout which he’s seen stripping off and washing his garments in entrance of a number of onlookers in a laundrette to the sound of Marvin Gaye’s 1968 hit Heard It By the Grapevine.
His music profession produced 4 albums between 1987 and 1992.