Nick Kamen's final words before losing a three-year cancer battle were to tell his devoted partner 'I love you a lot' - and she responded by whispering 'I love you a lot too,' as he passed away.
Lucinda Cary, his partner of 15 years, revealed that she was by his side as the model and singer died at his home in Notting Hill, West London at 10am yesterday.
In a moving account of Nick's final moments, Lucinda, the daughter of Viscount Falkland, told MailOnline: 'It was very beautiful and incredibly gentle'.
Ms Cary, 46, is a film maker and editor whose father is Lucius Cary, the 15th Viscount of Falkland while her brother Alex wrote the hit TV series Homeland.
She said: 'I was holding Nick and he said quietly 'I love you a lot.' I told him that 'I love you a lot too' and he then slipped away. Nick was an amazing man and he died with a lot of dignity and respect.
Nick Kamen's final words before losing a three-year cancer battle were to tell his devoted partner 'I love you a lot'. Pictured left: Nick Kamen in 1990. Right: His home
Lucinda Cary posted this image of Nick Kamen on her Instagram page yesterday
Lucinda was accompanied by her daughter Evie, 23, as they sat with Nick during his final moments.
She said: 'Nick was an incredible person, and it was really inspiring to be around him during his illness. There has been a lot of joy and hardship over the past three years and he could not have lived with more respect and dignity.'
An emotional Ms Cary revealed that Nick was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and was told at the time that it was incurable.
Lucinda Cary, his partner of 15 years, revealed that she was by his side as the model and singer died at his home in Notting Hill, West London at 10am yesterday
She said that he was amazed by the treatment he received at Hammersmith Hospital, West London.
Ms Cary said: 'He loved the hospital, loved the doctors, nurses and all the carers who were looking after him. He appreciated everything that the NHS did for him and so do the rest of us.
'He's known for the past three years that he was going to die but he never felt sorry for himself and lived his life with incredible charm and courage. It was very inspiring to be around him. He was very accepting of his situation and never got stressed about it at all.'
Ms Cary is being consoled at the £1 million West London home she shared with Nick by her sister Samantha and revealed that the family would be announcing arrangements for his funeral over the coming days.
Ms Cary revealed that they were friends for many years before a relationship developed.
Recalling Nick's time as a leading model and singer she said: 'He never liked being in the public spotlight. When he was famous, that's when he was at his unhappiest.
'That's why Nick stepped out of public life because he didn't like being famous. He was happy living a private life and didn't like being the centre of attention.'
Her 85-year-old father, full name Lucius Edward William Plantagenet Cary, was a Lib Dem peer in the Lords, but left the party in 2011 to sit on the cross benches.
The ancient Scottish title dates back to 1620 when it was bestowed upon the first Viscount Falkland by James VI.
Pictured: Outside the home of Nick Kamen. An emotional Ms Cary revealed that Nick was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and was told at the time that it was incurable
His ancestors were ardent Jacobites and Lord Falkland is a vice-president of the Royal Stuart Society.
Lucinda's elder brother Alex, 58, heir to the ancient Falkland title, is also a successful screenwriter and former solider and has been executive producer and screenwriter on some series of Fox 21 TV's Homeland, which showed on Channel 4 in the UK.
He passed out from Sandhurst RMC 1985 and was commissioned into the Scots Guards was posted to Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles and later saw active service during the first Gulf War, in which he was attached to a company of US Marines.
He left the military shortly after the war, and went to Hollywood to pursue a career as a screenwriter.