Stars pay tribute as Harlow model and artist Barry Kamen dies

News / Mon 5th Oct 2015 at 06:54am

Barry KamenHARLOW model and artist Barry Kamen has died aged 52.

Barry rose to fame as part of a modelling team with his brother Nick Kamen in the eighties.

But anyone who knew Barry, knew that he was much more than a pretty face and so it was no surprise that Barry went on to carve out a career as a photographer and as an artist.

Barry was brought up in the Quarry Spring area of Harlow after his parents came over to England from Burma. He attended St Mark’s Catholic school.

The whole family were all richly artistic and charismatic with Chester going on to be a well respected guitarist and Nick a pop star in the eighties.

Many stars and friends have gone onto social media to express their condolences.

Boy George said: So sad to hear of the passing of Barry Kamen. My thoughts are with Nick and the family and all that loved him. R.I.P.

Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp said: “RIP Barry Kamen .. Taken far too early! Thinking of you and your family tonight dude”

The exact circumstances of Barry’s death are unknown.

More to follow.

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