The Essex-born model and singer was best known for starring in the 1985 ad, which saw him strip to his underwear in a laundrette.
Following the news of his death, Nick’s friend Boy George paid tribute, sharing a throwback picture of them together, which he captioned: “R.I.P to the most beautiful and sweetest man Nick Kamen.”
The model was aged just 18 when he shot the career-changing Levis ad.
In the clip, he is seen stripping off and washing his clothes in front of a host of onlookers in a laundrette to the sound of Marvin Gaye’s 1968 hit Heard It Through The Grapevine.
The advert caught the eye of many – including Madonna – who provided backing vocals on his biggest hit.
In a BBC radio interview in 1986 Madonna said she was inspired by Nick’s “charisma” and “beautiful voice”.
His music career spanned four albums between 1987 and 1992. He also enjoyed huge success with the song I Promised Myself in 1989.
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