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Nick Kamen: Madonna and Levi’s pay homage to the ‘sweet’ star – ‘the man who made the 501 even more iconic’ | Ents & Arts News

Madonna and Levi’s paid tribute to “kind” and “sweet” model and singer Nick Kamen, “the man who made the 501 even more iconic.”

Kamen, who was best known for stripping down at a laundromat to wash his jeans in Levi’s famous 1980s commercial, also had a musical career and was considered a protégé of the Queen of Pop.

Paying tribute on Twitter following his death at the age of 59, Madonna described the star as “such a kind and gentle human” and said “it breaks my heart to know that you are gone”.

In their tribute, Levi’s described the star as “the man who made the 501 even more iconic” and shared an article on Levi Strauss’ 2020 website, revisiting the announcement after 35 years.

“Dressed in a 501 T-shirt and jeans, model Nick Kamen immediately caught the attention and interest of all who watched him on location and on screen,” the post read.

Kamen, real name Ivor Neville Kamen, was born in Harlow, Essex.

He first gained public attention on the cover of The Face magazine in 1984, for which he was pictured wearing a ski hat and aviator sunglasses.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-06 06:46:00