Nick Kamen

Nick Kamen

Nick Kamen
Quick Facts About Nick Kamen
Celebrated Name Nick Kamen
Age 62 years old
Nick Name Nick
Birth Name Ivor Neville Kamen
Birth Date 1962-04-15
Gender Male
Profession Model
Nationality English
Place of Birth Harlow, Essex, England, the UK
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Buddhism
Father Neville Kamen
Mother Zoe Kamen
Brother Ronald Kamen and Barry Kamen (Died)
Sister Denise Kent
School St Marks RC Comprehensive School
Girlfriend Amanda de Cadenet (Ex)
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $50K-$100K per year
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 73 Kg
Eye Color blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Hair Style short and gelled hair
Active Years 1984- Present
Death Date 4 May 2021
Cause of Death bone marrow cancer
Place of Death London

Nick Kamen Biography

  • Nick Kamen was an English model, songwriter, and musician.
  • The late singer was best known for the singles "Each Time You Break My Heart" from 1986 and "I Promised Myself" from 1990, as well as for appearing in a 1985 Levi's advert.
  • Kamen first came 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.
  • Nick is also known for working together with Madonna a.k.a. "Queen of Pop".  His 1986 UK Number 5 hit "Each Time You Break My Heart” was written and produced by Madonna and frequent Madonna collaborator, Stephen Bray, with Madonna also singing background vocals. Madonna was also a very close friend of Nick.
  • Madonna was heartbroken by the model's sudden death. "Heartbreaking to know you are gone," the superstar posted online. "You were always such a kind, sweet human and you suffered too much," she added. "Hope you are happier wherever you are Nick Kamen."

Early Life and Family

  • Nick Kamen was born on 15th April 1962 in Harlow, Essex, England, the UK. He was named Ivor Neville Kamen at the time of his birth by his parents. He holds an English nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Burmese, Dutch, Irish, and English descendants. According to astrology, his star sign is found to be Aries. He was a devoted follower of Buddhism.
  • Nick Kamen was born into a military family. His father Neville Kamen was an English Army serving in Burma(Myanmar), a Southeast Asian nation. It was there when his father and his mother Zoe Kamen met for the first time and got married. Nick had a younger brother named Barry Kamen who died in 2015 while his other brother Ronald Kamen and sister Denise Kent are healthy and alive. 
  • He was raised up in his hometown along with his brothers where he attended St Marks RC Comprehensive School for education. After his high school graduation, Nick didn't study further to focus on his model career. 

Nick Kamen Girlfriend and Dating 

  • There is very little news and information about Nick Kamen's Personal life because he used to appear rarely in media and social sites. Moreover, he totally vanished from the media after the beginning of the 2000s. In fact, Nick Kamen never got married nor had children. Sadly, he passed away as a Bachelor.
  • However, some blogsite has reported that the late model was once romantically linked with Amanda de Cadenet, an English photographer, author, and media personality based in Los Angeles. Nick Kamen had known each other since he was a teenager. The duo briefly dated from 1998 to 2001 for three years. But the love birds never get married. 
  • Following Nick's death, Amanda de Cadenet has taken to social media to remember the model. Following the sad news of Nick's passing Amanda, 48, has shared a throwback offering of Nick and her daughter Atlanta - captured in 1998 - onto her Instagram page. 
  • Alongside the gorgeous photo, Amanda penned a lengthy statement in which she told how Nick was "kind" and "talented" and how behind the scenes he was dedicated to his spirituality and Buddhism.
  • Amanda typed: "So many feelings hearing that you are gone. This is a first for me. When an ex-boyfriend dies. Feels odd posting anything on social media. You weren’t even on this stuff.
  • "I have so many photos I have taken of you, but this is one of the sweetest and reminds me of how much you loved @atlantabean. It’s from 1998. Reading all the tributes to you, people sharing how kind you were, how talented and yes incredibly handsome."

Nick Kamen Net worth and Salary

  • Nick Kamen, the popular fashion model of the mid-1980s accumulated most of his wealth through modeling. As a high-profile model, he appeared in 1985 Levi's "Launderette" commercial for which he was paid a large sum of money. He appeared on the front cover of the British fashion Magazine "The Face" 1984.
  • Apart from modeling, Nick Kamen collected a huge amount of fortune through his singing career. Kamen's musical success was mainly in Europe. His first single was the 1986 UK Number 5 hit "Each Time You Break My Heart” from his eponymous début album and was a huge commercial success. As a singer, he released five albums. 
  • Kamen appeared on UK television, singing on Top of the Pops (12 March 1987 and 18 October 1990), This Morning (9 April 1990), Night Network (15 April 1987, 19 August 1987, and 1988), and The Tube (31 October 1986 and 21 November 1986).
  • At the time of his death, the net worth of Nick Kamen was estimated at around $2 million. From his beginning career from 1984 to 2021, the singer used to earn an average salary of $50 thousand to $100 thousand per year.

How tall is Nick Kamen?

  • Nick Kamen was 5 ft 11 inches tall and weighed 73 Kg. As being a prolific model, Nick had a perfectly toned body with definite abs. The legend model had a pair of sparkling blue eyes and Dark Brown hair color. 
  • Nick Kamen used to look really handsome in his short and gelled hair which resembles Leonardo DiCaprio's long and gelled hair in 1996 when he appeared in Romeo and Juliet. 

What happend to Nick Kamen?

  • Kamen died at his London home on 4 May 2021 aged 59, following a long battle with bone marrow cancer. According to reports, Nick died on May 4 after a four-year battle with bone marrow cancer. 
  • Nick’s brother, Ronald Kamen, who last saw Nick a few days before his death, told Daily Mail, “We have been able to see him, but only one at a time due to the pandemic. That made things a lot worse, but he did have cancer before all the lockdowns." He added, “Sadly, the cancer was not caught in time.”
  • Although Nick’s passing comes as a surprise to fans, his family knew that his death was inevitable. Ronald shared, “His breathing was very shallow, and he knew what was coming. He did fight it very hard.”
  • Since news of Nick Kamen’s death surfaced online, there has been no shortage of celebrity tributes on social media. Aside from an announcement on social media in 2018, Nick managed to keep details about his illness under wraps, but close friends of the pop star commended him for his strength.

Facts About Nick Kamen

  • #1He is a cult model and Buffalo boy.
  • #2Kamen first came to the public's attention in 1984.
  • #3Kamen's second album Us (1988) was produced by another Madonna frequent collaborator, Patrick Leonard.
  • #4In 1989, Kamen performed the song "Turn It Up" on the soundtrack to Walt Disney's film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
  • #5In 1992, Kamen released his final album, titled Whatever, Whenever.
  • #6Cherry Red Records released his debut album as a two-disc deluxe edition in 2015.
  • #7Nick helped define the look of a pioneering youth culture movement that changed the face of fashion.
  • #8His brother Nick Kamen died at the age of 52.
  • #9His sister has called him Lazarus after biblical character.
  • #10 His girlfriend, Lucinda, helped keep Nick’s spirits high as he was fighting his battle with cancer.