The death of Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby at the age of 31 has been confirmed. The reason for death was not made public. On Monday, the artist issued a short statement announcing the news. He stated:
“It is with great regret that I inform you that my son, Jethro, has died.” We would appreciate family privacy at this time.”
Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby who was jailed for attacking mother DIES aged 30 two days after prison release-seven years after the star’s 15-year-old son Arthur fell to his death from a cliff in Brighton. pic.twitter.com/CVf3JuPWnZ
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Cave’s second kid to die in recent years is Lazenby. Cave’s 15-year-old son, Arthur Cave, died in 2015 after falling off a cliff in England. Cave composed Ghosteen, his 2019 album with The Bad Seeds, in honor of his younger kid. Lazenby, an Australian actor, and model was recently sentenced to jail for a violent assault on his mother, Beau Lazenby, at her house in Melbourne.
Nick Cave’s late son Jethro Lazenby
Jethro was born in Melbourne in 1991, and when he was eight years old, he realized Cave was his father. After being spotted in the city, he became a model, although he had also dabbled in acting, appearing in 2007’s Corroboree and 2011’s My Little Princess. He’d also worked as a photographer lately. He was only freed from the Melbourne Remand Center on bond on May 5 after a court-ordered him to attend drug addiction treatment and to avoid contact with his mother for the next two years.
Lazenby’s lawyer, Sean Ghattas, argued that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, which had impacted his judgment. In 2018, he was sentenced to jail for a series of violent attacks on his then-girlfriend. Nick’s wife Susie uploaded a picture of Jethro on Instagram with the comment “Darling Jethro” after Jethro died.
Nick Cave has previously explained how he coped with grief in the years after his son Arthur’s death:
“In recent years, Susie [Cave’s wife] and I have learnt a lot about the nature of grieving.” We’ve realized that mourning isn’t something you go through because there isn’t another side.”
Cave is most known for his work with The Bad Seeds, a Melbourne-based band he started in 1983. He formerly played in the cult band The Birthday Party.