Arthur Cave, son of musician Nick Cave, has died from falling from a cliff at Brighton, England.
Arthur, 15, was found at the foot of the Ovingdean Gap, nearly 60 feet from the top of the chalk cliffs, the Guardian reported. People who were present at the cliff site attempted to give the young teenager first-aid treatment before he was airlifted to the hospital on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, his injuries proved fatal.
“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 on Tuesday,” a Sussex police representative said. He was pronounced dead moments after he was brought to the Royal Sussex country hospital at past 6 p.m.
Arthur’s parents, 57-year-old musician Nick Cave and his wife Susie, confirmed their son’s death in a statement: “Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy. We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”
For the meantime, the breathtaking cliff edge was fenced off from the public. Schoolmates, friends and family of the youngster were spotted to have brought flowers to the site and paid tribute in his loving remembrance, Rolling Stone reported.
Australian-born Cave is best known as the lead singer of alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has two other sons, Jethro and Luke, from his previous relationships. He is now based in Brighton and married for 16 years with model Susie Bick.