Nick Cave announced the sad news that his model son Jethro, 30, has passed away in a statement issued to fans on Monday.
The Bad Seeds star's short message read: "With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time." Fans have already started sending love and well wishes to the singer/songwriter after the devastating news. "Oh gosh poor Nick Cave. What a thing for a father to go through," wrote one on Twitter.
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Nick had his son Jethro with then-partner Beau Lazenby and earlier this year Jethro was jailed for an assault on his mother.
It has been reported that Jethro, who had a successful modelling career and was based in Melbourne, had suffered from schizophrenia, but the cause of his death is not known.
Nick Cave's model son Jethro Lazenby has tragically died
The shock news comes seven years after Nick's son Arthur tragically died after falling off a cliff when he was just 15 years old.
In 2015, the family attended an inquest into his death in Brighton. It was made public that the teenager had taken the hallucinogenic drug LSD, and had been spotted staggering around the top of the cliff before falling over.
Arthur was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but later died from his injuries.
Nick's son Jethro worked as a model
At the inquest, Nick and his now wife Susie Bick held hands as they learned that 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.
Arthur left behind a twin brother called Earl and Nick also has one other son named Luke.
Nick's son Arthur (pictured as a child) died in 2015 aged 15
Nick is well known for his singing success, fronting the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Our thoughts are with Nick and his family during this very difficult time.
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