Nick Cave’s teenage son dies after falling from cliff
Arthur Cave was found in the Brighton area on Tuesday
Arthur Cave (15) died after falling from a cliff in Brighton. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire
A picture from February 8th, 2015, shows Australian musician Nick Cave at the Bafta British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. File photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Musician Nick Cave has paid tribute to his teenage son who died after falling from a cliff.
Arthur Cave was found in the Brighton area on Tuesday at 6pm, Sussex Police said.
The 15-year-old had suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital but died later that evening.
Cave and his wife Susie said: “Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy.
No right to appropriate the grief of a stranger with such familiarity but oh, how my heart aches for Nick Cave & Susie & Earl at their loss.— Alison Moyet (@AlisonMoyet) July 15, 2015
My thoughts are with Nick Cave and his family, so tragic to hear about their son Arthur.— JamesVincentMcMorrow (@jamesvmcmorrow) July 15, 2015
My heart goes out to Nick Cave and his family.— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) July 15, 2015
“We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”
Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Arthur, who lived in Brighton, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. A coroner is now investigating his death.
Cave (57) is an influential Australian musician and songwriter, best known as lead singer with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, an alternative rock group formed in Melbourne in 1983.