Son dies at 31 – Nick Cave’s dramatic family destiny

His songs are dark, but rock singer Nick Cave (64) experiences the darkest hours in his private life. The Australian lost his eldest child after the death of his 15-year-old son seven years ago.

“It is with great sadness that I confirm that my son Jethro has passed away,” Cave confirmed the great loss on Monday. There is no information about the circumstances of the death.


Jethro Lazenby was Nick Cave's eldest child

Jethro Lazenby was Nick Cave’s eldest childPhoto: Getty Images

Jethro Lazenby was only 31 years old. The model had only been at large before his death for a short time. He was released from prison last weekend.

Jethro had been convicted of physically assaulting his mother, Beau Lazenby. According to the Guardian, he suffered from schizophrenia.

Nick Cave’s son with his wife Suzie died in 2015 at the age of 15. Arthur Cave fell off a cliff after taking LSD for the first time and succumbed to his injuries.


2012: Nick and Suzie Cave with their sons Earl and Arthur (right) in London

2012: Nick and Suzie Cave with their sons Earl and Arthur (right) in LondonPhoto: Getty Images

“It’s hard to say what’s helpful. People often say they can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a child, but actually they can — they can imagine what it’s like,” Nick Cave said a few months after the death of his first son in conversation with the “Guardians”.

The musician, who had been addicted to heroin for decades, experienced a lot of compassion at the time, which helped him and his family …

Cave: “There’s been a lot of talk about grief, especially the popular belief that you grieve alone. I have personally found that this is not the case. The goodwill we received after Arthur’s death from people I didn’t know, particularly via social media, people who liked my music and kind of reached out was extraordinary.”

Nick Cave has two other children: Luke Cave (31), born the same year as his half-brother Jethro, and Earl Cave (21). The European tour of Nick Cave and his band The Bad Seeds starts on June 2nd. So far he has not canceled them.

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