Nick Cave attends inquest into son Arthur's death

Nick Cave and his wife Susie Bick supported each other on Tuesday as they attended an inquest into their son Arthur's death. The couple held hands as they entered Brighton Coroners Court for the hearing, which explained the series of events that led to Arthur tragically falling from a cliff in Brighton on 14 July.

The inquest heard that the 15-year-old had taken the hallucinogenic drug LSD, and had been spotted staggering around the top of the cliff before falling over. Concerned drivers who witnessed the accident jumped out of their cars to look for the teenager, who was found on the underpass of Ovingdean Gap with a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage as well as two broken legs.


Nick Cave and Susie Bick attended an inquest into their son's death

Arthur was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but later died from his injuries. Police have said his death was not suspicious.

Nick, 57, and his wife Susie released a statement at the time of their son's death, 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."

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

Arthur Cave was 15 at the time of his death

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.

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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