NICK Kamen, the 1980s heartthrob who found fame when he stripped off in a Levi advert, has died aged 59. The Essex-born hunk was famed for the Levi 501 ad in 1985 and for being Madonna's best friend. Who was Nick Kamen? Nick carved a carer for himself when he was just 18 after stripping down to his boxers for the hugely-successful Levi advert. The advert led to a huge boost in sales for Levi and came fourth in a countdown of the 100 greatest ads of all time. It also caught the eye of Madonna, who reached out to Nick with a song she had written with Stephen Bray to join forces on. The mega-star later said she was inspired by his "charisma" and "beautiful voice". Nick's pop song with Madonna, Each Time You Break My Heart, reached number five in the UK and led to a successful music career for Nick. He went on to have four records between 1987 and 1992 - including a cover of the Four Tops' 1996 hit Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever. His other songs include Turn It … [Read more...] about Who was Nick Kamen and what was his cause of death?
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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was last night charged with the murder of James Gibbons. The dad of four was knifed to death in Laindon, Essex, on Sunday after offering a homeless man food from his barbecue. A 16 year-old boy arrested shortly after the incident has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Essex Police said. Detectives have also arrested a sixth person as part of their investigation, while a 13-year-old boy who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder has since been released on bail until May 14. Witnesses said Gibbons had been trying to stop a group of teenagers from picking on a homeless man when he was attacked. Family members yesterday paid tribute to “Gibbo” saying they were “absolutely broken beyond belief”. 'AMAZING FATHER' They said in a statement: “James was an amazing father of four young children, engaged to his partner of 11 years, and was a loving and supportive son and brother. “James was a … [Read more...] about Boy, 16, charged with murder of hero dad of four James Gibbons who was knifed by kids while helping homeless man
POLICE are probing the "explained" death of a woman discovered in a field close to a hotel. The body was found near the Marriott Hotel in Knavesmire, North Yorks, at around 7.40am. Police confirmed the woman's death is being treated as unexplained with an investigation launched. A cordon is now in place on the field with forensic tents erected. Four police cars and an ambulance are also parked outside the nearby hotel. The field, which is close to York Racecourse, is popular with dog walkers and runners. North Yorkshire Police said: "Emergency Service are currently at the scene of an incident near the Marriott Hotel on Tadcaster Road in York. Most read in News DOG HORROR Man, 50, fighting for life after face mauled by dog yards from polling station PRAM DEATH Driver, 34, denies causing death of two-week-old baby hit by car on first outing MEGGED OFF Meghan 'WAS protected extensively by Palace … [Read more...] about Police probe ‘unexplained’ death of woman discovered in field near York hotel
PCSO Julia James was murdered more than a week ago while she was out walking her dog - and her killer remains at large. The mum-of-two, 53, was bludgeoned over the head near Akholt Wood in Snowdown, Kent on April 27. She had left her house in the hamlet at around 3pm to take her Jack Russell Toby for a walk after a day working from home. The grandmother-of-one, who had worked for Kent Police since 2008, was found dead an hour later. The force launched a probe in the immediate aftermath, with it quickly ruled that PCSO James had been murdered. Do you have a story? Email [email protected] or let us know in the comments below. Sign up to our newsletter to get the day's biggest news straight to your inbox The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information. The newsletter is emailed out first thing every morning, at 12noon and every evening. Never miss a moment by signing up to … [Read more...] about Everything we know about murder of PCSO Julia James – nine days on since her death
THIS is the incredible moment a huntsman spider goes head-to-head with a gigantic wasp in a fight to the death. Dramatic footage of the battle between the two huge creepy crawlies was captured by an Australian family on Christmas Day. They were enjoying a festive lunch in the garden of their Sydney home when the struggle grabbed their attention. In the captivating clip, one family member can be heard asking "who's winning" as the fight unfolded in front of their eyes - with the huntsman becoming pinned down on its back. The wasp then stings its spider opponent several times, as the family gasp "oh no", with one commenting "we can't interfere with nature". After a short - but dramatic - battle, the wasp claims victory after killing the huntsman with multiple stings. One family member can be heard saying "it's done, it's done, the legs are curling". But the wasp didn't escape the battle unscathed, as it can be seen limping away with an injured leg. The family … [Read more...] about Dramatic video shows huntsman spider and gigantic wasp battle to the death.. so who do you think wins?