Arthur Cave, the 15-year-old son of musician Nick Cave, has died after plunging off a cliff in England.
His parents confirmed the death in a statement that was posted on the website of the Sussex Police. It read: “Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy.”
“We asked that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time,” said the statement released by Cave, 57, and his wife Susie Bick.
Nick Cave, who’s a member of the Australian Recording Association Hall of Fame, fronts the post-punk band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
He has also composed film scores, including the 2007 movie, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Arthur Cave died from injuries in the Royal Sussex Country Hospital after plunging 18 metres from the cliffs to an underpass at Ovingdean Gap in Brighton at 6 pm on Tuesday.
His death on isn’t treated as suspicious, police said.
Arthur Cave had a twin brother Earl.