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Tragedy has struck iconic Australian musician Nick Cave and his family after the death of his eldest son, 30-year-old Jethro Lazenby, today.
In a brief statement, Cave wrote: "With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time."
Sadly, this is not the first time that Cave has had to address the world in regards to his children. Just seven years ago, his youngest son Arthur - who was a twin - died after a fall from a cliff.
Who are Nick Cave's children?
Cave's eldest son, Jethro, was born and raised in Australia. His mother was model Beau Lazenby.
Ten days after Jethro was born, his half-brother Luke was born to Cave's then-wife Viviane Carneiro in Brazil. Luke, now 30, is a musician like his father.
Twins Arthur and Earl were born in 2000 to Cave's wife Susie.
Earl, now 21, is an actor. He has been in a number of TV shows including Alex Rider, Domina, and The End of the F***ing World, as well as films True History of the Kelly Gang and Days of the Bagnold Summer.
The death of Arthur Cave.
On July 14, 2015, Arthur passed away after falling from a cliff near Brighton, England, and suffering from severe brain injuries. He was just 15 years old.
Cave's family released this 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."
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An inquest into Arthur's death revealed he had taken the hallucinogen LSD for the first time before stumbling and falling from the cliff.
"In Arthur’s case, sadly, and I think mercifully, it was clear that he was not aware of what was going on," Dr Paul Ransom, who treated Arthur at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said at the inquest. "The point of impact was the point of death."