Nick Kamen Biography – Nick Kamen Wiki
Nick Kamen (born Ivor Neville Kamen) was an English model, songwriter and musician. He was best known for the singles “Each Time You Break My Heart” and “I Promised Myself”, as well as for appearing in a Levi’s 501 commercial, filmed in a launderette in 1985.
He launched his career in pop music in 1986. His biggest hit, Each Time You Break My Heart, a collaboration with Madonna, reached number five in the charts. His eponymous debut album also featured Kamen’s second single, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, a cover of the Four Tops’ 1966 hit, which reached number 16. His 1988 single ‘Tell Me’ also features backing vocals from Madonna, and peaked at number 40 in the UK charts.
In 1989, Kamen performed the song “Turn It Up” on the soundtrack to Walt Disney’s film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. A new dance remix of his self-penned 1990 song, “I Promised Myself”, and his biggest hit, was featured on a 2004 various artists collection in Europe and three years later, in 2007, the Spanish singer José Galisteo recorded his own version of the song. Kamen’s own version was the fourth highest played record in Europe in 1990 and reached No 1 in eight European countries.
Nick Kamen Age
He was born on 15 April 1962, in Harlow, Essex, England. He died on 4 May 2021. He was 59.
Nick Kamen Wife – Nick Kamen Partner
Was Nick Kamen married? He was in a relationship with his girlfriend/partner Lucinda who lived with him in Notting Hill, West London. Nick Kamen’s partner Lucinda was nursing him at his London home since he was first diagnosed with the cancer.
The model and popstar previously had several public relationships with some beautiful women. He dated Talisa Soto in 1986, Tatjana Patitz in 1988, and Amanda de Cadenet from 1999 to 2001.
Nick Kamen Children
Did Nick Kamen have children? He did not have any children.
Nick Kamen Family
Nick Kamen was the brother of session guitarist Chester Kamen and artist Barry Kamen. His brother Barry passed away of a heart attack at age 52.
Nick Kamen Death
Nick Kamen passed away at the age of 59 on 4 May 2021 at his home in west London after a long illness, a friend of his family confirmed. His older brother, Ronald Kamen, told MailOnline: “His breathing was very shallow and he knew what was coming. He did fight it very hard. I was with him a few days ago. We have been able to see him, but only one at at time due to the pandemic. That made things a lot worse but he did have the cancer before all the lockdowns. Sadly, the cancer was not caught in time. His girlfriend Lucinda who lived with him in Notting Hill will be speaking for the family.”
His sister Denise Kent, from Witney, Oxfordshire, told MailOnline: “He was a real fighter. He gave it everything and was in and out of hospital. He never gave up and put up such a good fight It has been four years. A long time.”
Denise said family members would take it in turn to visit Nick at his London home and give his partner Lucinda some respite from caring for him.
Denise said during the four-year battle to beat the cancer, family members were convinced he would pass away. But she said: “He would always fight back and would not give up. He came back do often we would call him Lazarus after biblical character. He really did fight so hard.”
His friend and fellow musician Boy George paid tribute to Kamen on Instagram, writing, “R.I.P to the most beautiful and sweetest man Nick Kamen!”
Duran Duran bassist John Taylor 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.”
British pop/folk singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram wrote on Twitter: “Sad to hear that Nick Kamen has died . We met a few times when I was starting out in music as we were signed to the same label . He was kind & sweet , none of the ego of someone who had just set the world alight with his extraordinary beauty My condolences to his family.”
Writer Jennifer Nadel, the co-director of Compassion in Politics, wrote: “Gentle, kind, beautiful, mischievous soul and dear friend. Miss you already #NickKamen.”
Nick Kamen Cause of Death
Nick Kamen’s cause of death was bone marrow cancer. He was first diagnosed with the cancer four years ago. According to his older brother, Ronald Kamen, his younger brother, Nick, “had undergone a full blood transfusion as part of his treatment.”
Nick Kamen Net Worth
What is Nick Kamen’s net worth? He lived at his £1million flat in Notting Hill, West London.
Nick Kamen Gay
Was Nick Kamen Gay? It is unclear if he was gay or not.