Nick Cave’s son has passed away at 31
Australian rocker Nick Cave has confirmed that his eldest son, Jethro Lazenby, has passed away at 31 years old.
In a statement with multiple media outlets in the early hours on Tuesday morning, Cave asked for privacy for the family in the wake of the tragic news.
“With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” Cave wrote. “We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”
Jethro’s cause of death hasn’t been confirmed.
Born in 1991 to Melbourne-based model Beau Lazenby, Jethro reportedly didn’t meet his father until he was seven and spent his early years in Australia, per 9Honey.
After moving to the United Kingdom, Jethro began a career in modelling.
“It was difficult at the time, but it turned out great in the end,” Cave told The Guardian of their relationship in 2018.
“To my eternal regret I didn’t make much contact with Jethro in the early years. I now have a great relationship with him.”
Jethro’s death comes just two days after he was reportedly released from jail after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful assault against his mother, and was due to return to court this month for sentencing.
It is also the second time Cave and Lazenby have lost one of their children to an early death, after their son, Arthur, suffered a fatal brain injury in 2015 after falling off a cliff near the family’s Brighton home in the UK.
Arthur, 15, was found unconscious by passersby who attempted CPR. After he was airlifted to a local hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Cave and Lazenby also share a 21-year-old son, Earl, who is Arthur’s twin, while Cave shares a 30-year-old son with his ex-wife, Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro.
Image: @jethrocave (Instagram)
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