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Nick Cave's son has died after falling from a cliff

15-year-old Arthur Cave lost his life after falling from cliffs at Ovingdean Gap, Brighton.

THE 15-YEAR-OLD son of Australian musician and songwriter Nick Cave has died tragically in Brighton, England.

Arthur Cave was found with life threatening injuries at the base of cliffs at Ovingdean Gap, Brighton, at 6pm yesterday, 14 July, according to Sussex Police.

He died later on that evening in hospital of his injuries. The death is not being treated as being suspicious.

Nick Cave (57) and his family have made their home in Brighton for many years. He initially left Australia in 1980.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Premeire - London Cave with twin sons Earl and Arthur in December 2012 Source: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

He and his wife Susie Bick have paid tribute to Arthur.

“Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening,” the couple said in a statement.

He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy.
We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.

Cave has four sons, two of them (Arthur and Earl, twins) with wife Susie.

The Australian is probably best known as the front man of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who he formed in 1983, and with whom he has released 15 albums, including 1997′s critically acclaimed The Boatman’s Call.

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