Jethro Lazenby, the eldest son of the Australian rocker nick cave, has died. She was 31 years old.
Cave confirmed the devastating news in the early hours of Tuesday.
“It is with great sadness that I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” he wrote, in a statement provided to multiple media outlets. “We would be grateful for the family’s privacy at this time.”
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No cause of death has been confirmed.
Lazenby was born in 1991 to Melbourne-based model Beau Lazenby; details about Beau and Cave’s relationship are scarce, and Lazenby reportedly did not meet his father until he was seven years old.
She reportedly spent her early years in Australia before moving to the UK and later began a modeling career.
“It was tough at the time, but it turned out great in the end,” said Cave. The Guardian in 2008. “To my eternal regret, I didn’t make much contact with Jethro in the early years. I have a great relationship with him now.”
Lazenby was jailed last month after admitting to violently assaulting his mother at their Collingwood home in March.
He pleaded guilty at Melbourne Magistrates Court via video link to one count of statutory assault and was due back in court this month for sentencing. According to reports, he was released from jail two days before his death.
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Lazenby is the second of Cave’s four children to die an early death.
The 61-year-old ‘Into My Arms’ singer and his wife, Susie Bick, lost their son, Arthur, in 2015, after the 15-year-old suffered a fatal brain injury when he accidentally fell off a cliff near the family home. house in Brighton, UK.
Arthur was found unconscious on a coastal path by bystanders, who attempted to perform first aid on him. After he was airlifted to a local hospital, Arthur, whom the family said was a “beautiful, happy and loving boy,” was pronounced dead.
Cave and Susie share a 21-year-old son, Earl, who is Arthur’s twin, and Cave shares a 30-year-old son, Luke, with his ex-wife, Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro.
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