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NICK Cave’s son has died aged 31, just seven years after his 15-year-old half-brother was tragically killed in a fall from a cliff.
Model and actor Jethro Lazenby, who lived in Melbourne, had been released from prison two days before his death.
Nick Cave’s eldest son Jethro, pictured right, has died, the star confirmed todayCredit:
Jethro was based in Melbourne, where his mother Beau lived.
It comes seven years after Jethro’s half-brother Arthur, then 15, was killed in a fall.
In a statement today, Mr Cave said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away.
“We would be grateful for the family’s privacy at this time.”
The Australian singer, best known as the frontman for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, was first struck by tragedy in July 2015 when Arthur died after falling off a cliff in Ovingdean, near Brighton.
The teenager, who was the son of Mr. Cave and his wife Susie, had fallen 60 feet to his death after taking the hallucinogenic drug LSD, an inquest later heard.
His family described him as a “beautiful, happy, loving boy,” and his death inspired two albums, Skeleton Tree and Ghosteen, and the 2016 documentary One More Time With Feeling.
Jethro, who was born to model Beau Lazenby and Mr. Cave in 1991, had been dealing with personal problems for a few years after struggling with his mental health.
He had roles in the 2007 film Corroboree and 2011 My Little Princess, starring Isabelle Huppert.
However, in April he was jailed for assaulting his mother.
A court heard that he kneed Lazenby in the face during an argument, causing bleeding and bruising.
He admitted to one count of unlawful assault and violation of court orders.
Other charges, including intentionally causing injury, were dropped.
Attorney Sean Ghattas said Jethro suffered from schizophrenia during the hearing.
Newspapers in Australia report that he was released on bail days before he died after a magistrate ordered him to undergo substance abuse treatment.
TRAGEDY FOR STAR
They also told her to avoid contact with his mother for two years.
The cause of his death is unknown.
Mr Cave fans have spoken of the shock and sadness of him on social media.
One said: “Nick Cave’s son Jethro has passed away.
“I can’t conceive of a person keeping such faith in the world in the face of such personal tragedies. How terribly sad.”
Another said: “Nick Cave just shared that his son Jethro has passed away. I am absolutely heartbroken for that family.”
‘WE TAKE OUR SADNESS WITH US’
A third wrote: “It appears Nick Cave’s eldest son Jethro has died.
“My God, how much can a family take? My heart breaks for them. RIP.”
Jethro is survived by Mr. Cave, his mother, and his two half-brothers, Luke and Earl. Earl is Arthur’s twin.
Mr. and Mrs. Cave moved to Los Angeles after Arthur’s death. However, they later returned to the south coast.
In an interview last year, the star said, “Brighton had gotten too sad.