Nick Cave's teenage son dies in cliff fall

Nick Cave is mourning the loss of his teenage son Arthur, who passed away on Tuesday evening. The musician's son, who was 15 at the time, tragically died after falling from a cliff in Brighton.

Arthur was found with life-threatening injuries on the underpass of Ovingdean Gap at around 6pm. Walkers on the coastal path attempted to give him first aid and called for help.

He was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but later died from his injuries.


Arthur Cave was 15 at the time of his death

Nick, 57, and his wife Susie confirmed their son's death in a short statement, writing: "Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy. We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time."

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner is investigating, according to police. A spokeswoman for Sussex police confirmed the incident, while a spokesman for HM Coastguard added: "Newhaven coastguard were called by Sussex police to attend a report of a child who had fallen from the top of the cliff."

The distance from the top of the cliff to the bottom is about 60 feet.

Nick Cave pictured with his wife Susie and their twin sons Earl and Arthur in 2012

Apart from his parents, Arthur leaves behind his twin brother Earl. The Caves live in central Brighton, around three miles from where Arthur was found.

Nick, an Australian musician and songwriter, is best known as the frontman of alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He formed the group in Melbourne in 1983.

The couple released a statement, confirming the death of their "beautiful, happy loving" son Arthur

In 1997 the star met British model Susie Bick and the couple married two years later. The following year, Nick and Susie welcomed their twin sons Arthur and Earl.

The singer has two other sons from his previous relationships, Luke and Jethro.

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