Tuesday 24 April 2018

Singer Cave's son (15) dies after cliff fall

Nick Cave, (R) and Susie Bick
Nick Cave, (R) and Susie Bick
Arthur Cave

Dominic Harris

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. 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, England, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. A coroner is investigating his death.

Cave (57), the Australian musician and songwriter, is best known as being lead singer of the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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

Irish Independent

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