Nick Cave’s Teenage Son Arthur Dies in Cliff Fall

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Nick Cave attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Nick Cave's teenage son, Arthur Cave, died on Wednesday, July 15, after succumbing to injuries from a cliff fall near Brighton, England, on Tuesday night. He was 15 years old.

According to Sussex Police (via NBC News), Arthur was found at the bottom of a 60-foot drop, and was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. He later died from his injuries stemming from the fall.

Cave and his wife, model Susie Bick, confirmed the tragic news themselves in a statement. "Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening," the couple said of their son. "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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Susie Bick and Nick Cave with their children Earl and Arthur (R) attends the front row for the Philip Treacy show on day 3 of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013, at The Royal Courts Of Justice on September 16, 2012 Nick Harvey/WireImage

Police said Arthur's death was not being treated as suspicious, and the coroner is investigating.

Nick, an Australian musician, is known for his band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, as well as The Birthday Party and Grinderman.

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