Monday, May 20, 2024

Daniel Day Lewis’s Son Gabriel Lands Calvin Klein Campaign, Mourns Friend Ian Jones


Gabriel Day Lewis is the talented model-musician son of Daniel Day Lewis and Isabelle Adjani. He’s debuting today in Calvin Klein’s fall Platinum campaign. Gabriel is also a musician who’s about to release some new tunes.

He’s also mourning the loss, he says on Instagram, of two friends. One of them is Ian Jones, the model-photographer who died tragically this past week in the kayaking accident that involved Annie Lennox’s daughter (who survived).

Gabriel writes: “I simply cannot believe that I’ve had to say goodbye to two of my friends this week. What an improbable, heart breaking tragedy. Losing those with whom you were close is devastating. I’m trying to get back on my feet, the kind words that have been said both to me and Ian’s family have given me some of the strength that I’m in dire need of. Though I know that future opportunities with these friends are no longer existential, I cherish and value the moments that were spent with these two amazing guys. I love you so much Ian. I know you are up there amongst the Angels, looking down on us. I love you so so much. Thank you for being a part of my life.”

This is tough at 22. Gabriel also wrote of losing his friend, Jordan Boris, who died in a riptide in the Hamptons:
“I’m speechless. I found out today that my friend Jordan passed away. I haven’t been able to stop the tears. He was so dear to me, a beautiful soul that had an irrevocable impact on mine. You left us too soon my brother. Your light will never be extinguished as it lives on in our hearts. My prayers and profound thoughts go out to his family and his beautiful little girl. What a tragedy, our lives are so fragile. Every moment alive is a moment to cherish. I love you man. Rest in beautiful peace.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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