Nick Cave’s Son Dies in Cliff Tragedy

Rocker Nick Cave's son Arthur fell off a cliff on Tuesday, and did not survive his injuries.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Very sad news to report today, as Nick Cave‘s 15-year-old son Arthur has died after falling from a cliff on Tuesday. 

The Guardian reports:

His death is not being treated as suspicious. Nick Cave and his wife, Susie, paid tribute to Arthur, who also leaves behind his twin brother, Earl, in a short statement confirming his death.

“Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy,” it read. “We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”

A Sussex police spokeswoman said: “Members of the public carried out first aid on the boy before he was taken to the Royal Sussex county hospital, Brighton, just after 6pm. He later died there of his injuries. The death is being dealt with by the coroner’s officer.”

Our thoughts go out to Nick and his family.

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