Nick Kamen’s ex Amanda de Cadenet shares heartfelt tribute following model’s death aged 59

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Amanda de Cadenet shared a sweet tribute to Nick Kamen (Picture: Getty)

Nick Kamen’s ex-girlfriend Amanda de Cadenet has shared a touching message about the model following his death.

The Essex-born star, whose real name was Ivor Neville Kamen, died this week following bone marrow cancer.

Amanda, 48, who dated Nick between 1999 and 2001, shared a sweet photo of him with her daughter Atlanta de Cadenet, now 29, as well as a heartfelt message.

She wrote: ‘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.’

Amanda added that she had read all the tributes to Nick and while he would have enjoyed most of them, she claimed he would not like to just be remembered for his Levi’s advert and working with Madonna.

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Nick Kamen found fame in the 80s (Picture: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

She explained: ‘I think you would like most, but you would not like that the loudest take away was that you were in an Levi’s ad and worked with Madonna.

‘So, I’m going to make sure we don’t forget that any notoriety you gained, was something you never embraced. It almost embarrassed you.’

Amanda remembered Nick as spending his time ‘making art, cooking, traveling, and chanting,’ revealing that his Buddhist faith was the ‘most important thing’ in his life.

She was one of many stars to pay tribute to Nick, including Madonna who wrote: ‘Its heart breaking to know you are gone.

‘You were always such a kind, sweet human and you suffered too much. Hope you are happier wherever you are Nick Kamen.’

Nick had first been diagnosed with cancer four years ago and had fought it with extensive treatment including stem cell therapy.

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