Nick Kamen: Madonna heartbroken by singer and model’s death

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Madonna has paid tribute to Nick Kamen, the model, actor and singer whose biggest hit was co-written by the star.

Kamen caught the eye in a 1985 Levi’s jeans advert – baring his chest in a launderette – and the queen of pop invited him in on a track the following year. He died this week aged 59.

“Heartbreaking to know you are gone,” the superstar posted online.

The pair had a top five hit with Each Time You Break My Heart, which featured Madonna on backing vocals.

“You were always such a kind, sweet human and you suffered too much,” she added.

“Hope you are happier wherever you are Nick Kamen.”

Kamen – real name Ivor Neville Kamen – rose to fame in the Levi’s commercial, which showed him stripping down to his boxer shorts in a launderette as several women looked on.

The advert, soundtracked by Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine, helped to boost the company’s denim sales and made him a sex symbol in the process.

It also caught the attention of Madonna, who told the BBC at the time she had been taken by Kamen’s “charisma” and “beautiful voice”.

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