Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby dies aged 30

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Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby has died aged just 30, a spokesperson for the musician has confirmed.

A statement from his representative said: “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away.

“We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”

Lazenby had been released from prison just two days before his death and had been serving time for assaulting his mother, according to reports in local media.

His representative Sean Ghattas said the model, from Melbourne, had recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia which affected his judgment.

Nick Cave (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Archive)
Nick Cave (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Archive)

It comes just seven years after Cave’s son Arthur, 15, died in a cliff fall at Ovingdean, near Brighton.

The teenage boy suffered “unsurvivable head injuries” when he plunged 60 feet at Ovingdean Gap bypass near Brighton, East Sussex, on July 14, 2015.

In a statement, parents Nick Cave and his model wife Susie described him as a “beautiful, happy, loving boy”.

His death inspired Cave’s subsequent albums, Skeleton Tree and Ghosteen, as well as 2016 documentary One More Time With Feeling.

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Mr and Mrs Cave relocated to Los Angeles shortly after their son’s death but have since returned to Brighton.

In an interview last year, he said: “Brighton had just become too sad. We did, however, return once we realised that, regardless of where we lived, we just took our sadness with us.

“These days, though, we spend much of our time in London, in a tiny, secret, pink house, where we are mostly happy.”

Lazenby became a model after being scouted in Melbourne but has also acted in films including 2007’s Corroboree and 2011’s My Little Princess.

In 2018, he was jailed for violently assaulting his girlfriend.

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