Nick Cave’s family life as son dies 7 years after other son died in clifftop fall
Nick Cave faced a tragedy as his son Jethro tragically passed away at the age of 31.
The rock star, 64, confirmed the news in a statement that read: “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time."
Jethro’s death comes two days after he was released from prison in Melbourne, Australia, where he was jailed for assaulting his mother, Beau Lazenby.
Reportedly Nick didn’t meet his son Jethro until he was seven or eight years old.
The sad news comes seven years after Nick’s son Arthur died at the age 15 of in 2015.
Arthur tragically died after ingesting LSD and falling from a cliff in the seaside town of Brighton. The youngster suffered a fatal brain injury after plunging onto the underpass of Ovingdean Gap.
Previously Nick dated Australian singer-songwriter and former Bad Seeds bandmate Anita Lane before he moved to Brazil in 1990.
While in Sao Paolo he met Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro and the pair are now parents to Luke, 31. They later divorced in 1996.
Following this Nick dated singer PJ Harvey during the mid 1990s and the pair recorded the song ‘Henry Lee’ together. Their break up influenced his 1997 album The Boatman's Call.
The same year of the album’s release Nick met British model Susie Bick. Two years later in 1999 they married.
Susie gave birth to their twins Arthur and Earl in 2000 and the family moved from London to Brighton before Arthur’s tragic death.
The aftermath of Arthur’s death on the family was featured in the 2016 documentary film One More Time with Feeling which was about the recording of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' sixteenth studio album ‘Skeleton Tree’.
Nick, who was born in the town of Warracknabeal in Victoria, Australia joined The Boys Next Door in 1973 before the band renamed themselves to Birthday Party in 1980 and moved to London and West Berlin.
The band split up in 1983 and a year later Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was born.
Aside from his musical career Nick released the book ‘King Ink’ in 1988 made up of a collection of lyrics and plays.
In 1989 he debuted his novel ‘And the Ass Saw the Angel’ and in 2009 ‘The Death of Bunny Munro was published’.
Nick has also acted in films ‘Ghosts… of the Civil Dead’ and in ‘Johnny Suede’ with Brad Pitt.
He also turned his hand to screenwriting with ‘The Proposition’ which was a film about bushrangers in the Australian outback during the late 19th century.
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