Nick Cave's 15-Year-Old Son Dies

15 July 2015, 13:10 | Updated: 15 July 2015, 14:49

Nick Cave

Arthur, the 15-year-old son of the Australian singer and writer, died after falling from a cliff last night.

Sad news this afternoon as police have confirmed that Nick Cave's son Arthur has died following a fall from a cliff in East Sussex.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "A 15-year-old boy who was found with life threatening injuries on the underpass of Ovingdean Gap, having fallen from the cliff above, has sadly died in hospital.

"Members of the public carried out first aid on the boy before he was taken to hospital just after 6pm. He later died there of his injuries.

"The death is being dealt by the coroner's officer."

Arthur is the son of Nick and wife Susie Bick and the twin brother of Earl. In a statement released today, Cave and Susie paid tribute to their "beautiful, happy loving boy."

They added: "We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time."


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