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‘He charts this territory like no grief text book I have read’ – how Nick Cave became an unlikely guide for grieving

Following the death of his son in 2015, the singer has used music, an online forum and now a new book to help himself and others come to terms with personal tragedy

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Nick Cave is helping people deal with their grief through various mediums. Photo: Getty Images

Nick Cave is helping people deal with their grief through various mediums. Photo: Getty Images

Nick Cave's late son Arthur died after falling off a cliff in 2015. Photo: Getty Images

Nick Cave's late son Arthur died after falling off a cliff in 2015. Photo: Getty Images

Cave said grief became a way of life for him and his wife Susie Bick. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Cave said grief became a way of life for him and his wife Susie Bick. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

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Nick Cave is helping people deal with their grief through various mediums. Photo: Getty Images

Grief is a universal experience, but one which largely takes place inside our heads and out of public view. Yet in the last several years, Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has become our unlikely guide for dealing with loss and learning to heal.

Cave has taken on the mantle of ambassador for the grieving process since the tragic death in 2015 of his 15-year-old son Arthur.


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