Nick Cave's son dies after falling from chalk cliffs at Brighton

Jul 15, 2015 at 12:54 p.m. ET
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The son of Australian singer and songwriter Nick Cave was killed after a fall from chalk cliffs at Brighton.

Arthur Cave was found on the coastal path at the foot of the Ovingdean Gap by a group of walkers on Tuesday evening. They administered first aid and he was airlifted to hospital.

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A Sussex police spokesperson told the Guardian, "A 15-year-old boy who was found with life-threatening injuries on the underpass of Ovingdean Gap, having fallen from the cliff above, has sadly died in hospital on Tuesday."

The family confirmed the death in a statement and asked for privacy, “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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Cave’s parents, Nick and Susie, visited the scene briefly to speak with friends and read the tributes that are being left at the scene. Classmates have stopped by to leave flowers and tributes to the 15-year-old.

Arthur Cave is survived by his parents and three brothers, including his twin brother, Earl.

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