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Friday 9 December 2016

Nick Cave pays tribute to son (15) who dies after falling off cliff

Arthur Cave, who was 15, was found at the bottom of the cliff at Ovingdean Gap in Sussex

File photo dated 08/02/15 of musician Nick Cave, who has paid tribute to his teenage son, Arthur Cave,15, who died after falling from a cliff in the Brighton area yesterday at 6pm
File photo dated 08/02/15 of musician Nick Cave, who has paid tribute to his teenage son, Arthur Cave,15, who died after falling from a cliff in the Brighton area yesterday at 6pm
Undated family handout photo issued by Sussex Police of Arthur Cave, 15, of, Brighton, the son of musician Nick Cave, who has paid tribute to his son who died after falling from a cliff in the Brighton area yesterday at 6pm

Musician Nick Cave has paid tribute to his teenage son who died after falling from a cliff.

Arthur Cave was found in the Brighton area yesterday at 6pm, Sussex Police said.

The 15-year-old had suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital but died later that evening.

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Arthur Cave

Cave and his wife Susie said: "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."

Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Arthur, who lived in Brighton, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. A coroner is now investigating his death.

Cave, 57, is an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as being lead singer of the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, an alternative rock group formed in Melbourne in 1983.

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Nick Cave and his son Arthur in the movie 20,000 Days on Earth

Last year, Cave and his wife appeared alongside Arthur and his twin brother Earl in 20,000 Days On Earth, a film documenting a fictitious 24 hours in the singer's life.

Cave has two other sons, Luke and Jethro.

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