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Nick Cave's son dies

Published 15/07/2015

Nick Cave
Nick Cave

Nick Cave's teenage son Arthur has died in Brighton.

The musician's 15-year-old child Arthur was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday after he was found at the bottom of the Ovingdean Gap in Brighton. A member of the public discovered him around 6pm and tried to give him first aid while emergency services were called.

Arthur has a twin brother called Earl, and his father has confirmed his passing in a brief statement.

"Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy,” it read. “We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”

The death is not being treated as suspicious, with a coastguard spokesperson also releasing a brief statement.

"Newhaven coastguard were called by Sussex police to attend a report of a child who had fallen from the top of the cliff," it read.

“The child had fallen right to the bottom from the top of the cliff but the coastguard was stood down as the ambulance took him to hospital.”

Arthur and Earl's mother is Nick's wife Susie Bick and he has two other sons from previous relationships.

The musician is best known for his work with band Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Their tracks include There She Goes, My Beautiful World, The Ship Song and Red Right Hand.

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