Nick Cave’s Son Falls to his Death


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Arthur Cave, musician Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son, fell to his death on July 14, 2015, and an inquest on Thursday, July 23, 2015, heard a full account of the fatality, which took place at Ovingdean Gap in Brighton.



The teenager was still alive at 6pm when he was found on the underpass, but died later in the evening at  Royal Sussex County Hospital.


Coroner’s officer Thea Jones told the court, “Emergency services were called at 5.55pm to the underpass between Ovingdean and Rottingdean after a young male was found by two passers-by,” she said.


“He had injuries consistent with falling from a great height.”


In a joint statement with his wife, the 57-year-old Australian musician described Arthur as our “beautiful, happy, loving boy.”


A full inquest into the tragedy will begin in November 2015.


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