Nick Kamen’s ex-girlfriend Amanda de Cadenet has taken to social media following the loss of life of the mannequin.
Photographer Amanda and good-looking Nick – who rose to fame after showing within the iconic 1985 Levi’s ‘laundrette’ advert – grew to become mates on the age of 14 after which went on thus far from 1998 to 2001.
Mannequin Nick – actual identify Ivor Neville Kamen – died this week at his flat in Notting Hill, West London, on the age of 59 following a secret battle with bone marrow most cancers.
Following the unhappy information of Nick’s passing Amanda, 48, shared a throwback providing of Nick and her daughter Atlanta – captured in 1998 – onto her Instagram web page.
Alongside the attractive photograph, Amanda penned a prolonged assertion wherein she instructed how Nick was “variety” and “gifted” and the way behind the scenes he was devoted to his spirituality and Buddhism.
Amanda typed: “So many emotions listening to that you’re gone. This can be a first for me. When an ex-boyfriend dies. Feels odd posting something on social media. You weren’t even on these items.
“I’ve so many photographs I’ve taken of you, however this is likely one of the sweetest and jogs my memory of how a lot you really liked @atlantabean. It’s from 1998. Studying all of the tributes to you, individuals sharing how variety you had been, how gifted and sure extremely good-looking.
“I feel you desire to most, however you wouldn’t like that the loudest take away was that you simply had been in an Levi’s advert and labored with Madonna. So, I’m going to verify we don’t neglect that any notoriety you gained, was one thing you by no means embraced. It virtually embarrassed you. My expertise of you, and our time collectively was that you simply spent a lot of your days making artwork, cooking, travelling, and chanting.”
Referring to Nick’s spirituality, she added: “Your apply was a very powerful factor in your life, and I do know that your final breath would’ve been Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Hope you’re along with your beloved brother Barry now.”.
Nick had gone by means of stem cell remedy and different in depth care measures earlier than sadly succumbing to his most cancers.
His sister Denise Kent instructed MailOnline : “He was an actual fighter. He gave it all the things and was out and in of hospital.
“He by no means gave up and put up such a very good battle. It has been 4 years. A very long time”
Denise had final seen her beloved brother on Sunday and stated relations had been taking turns to go to him and his associate Lucinda.
Talking of her brother’s battle to outlive, Denise added: “He would at all times battle again and wouldn’t quit. He got here again so usually we might name him Lazarus after biblical character. He actually did battle so laborious.”
After his loss of life, a variety of stars paid tribute to him.
Madonna penned: “Its heartbreaking to know you’re gone. You had been at all times such a form candy human and also you suffered an excessive amount of. Hope you’re happier wherever you’re Nick Kamen.”
Little Britain’s Matt Lucas summed up Nick’s intercourse image standing by tweeting: “If you did not have a crush on Nick Kamen within the 80s, you most likely weren’t there.”
Whereas Boy George penned: “R.I.P to essentially the most stunning and sweetest man Nick Kamen!”
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Duran Duran’s John Taylor wrote: “So so unhappy to listen to of the passing of Nick Kamen. One of many loveliest and gentlest males I ever met.
“He was a beloved pal to my daughter and her Mother. We will all miss him. RIP Nick”
Nick was being nursed by his girlfriend Lucinda as he battled the illness.
His brother Ronald stated: “His respiration was very shallow and he knew what was coming. He did battle it very laborious. I used to be with him just a few days in the past.
“We’ve got been in a position to see him, however just one at at time as a result of pandemic. That made issues lots worse however he did have the most cancers earlier than all of the lockdowns.”
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