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WATCH: Heartbroken Nick Cave speaks for first time about 'catastrophic' loss of his son Arthur (15)

Geraldine Gittens

Published 03/08/2016 | 12:18

Nick Cave. Photo: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/ YouTube
Nick Cave. Photo: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/ YouTube
Arthur Cave

In a heartbreaking trailer for a film that will launch his band's new album Skeleton Tree, Nick Cave has alluded to the “catastrophic” death of his son last year.

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Arthur Cave (15) died after falling from a 60-foot cliff in East Sussex, in Britain, on July 14 of last year. He had been taking LSD with a friend, and he died from "multiple traumatic injuries due to a fall from a height", an inquest heard.

Arthur and his twin brother Earl had appeared alongside Cave and his wife in 20,000 Days On Earth, a film documenting a fictitious 24 hours in the singer's life.

Following Arthur's death, Cave and his wife released a short statement through police saying "he was our beautiful, happy, loving boy."

In this haunting new trailer, the Australian musician and songwriter poses the question: 'What happens when an event occurs that is so catastrophic you just change?”

'You change from the known person, to an unknown person.

'So that when you look at yourself in the mirror, do you recognise the person that you were but the person inside the skin is a different person.'

He continued: 'Most of us don't want to change really I mean why should we,' he said.

'What we do want is sort of modifications on the original model' We keep on being ourselves, but just hopeful better versions of ourselves.'

One More Time With Feeling will hit cinemas on September 8.

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