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Nick Cave’s son, Jethro Lazenby dies aged 31

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Jethro Lazenby, an Australian fashion model who was recently released from prison after being found guilty of assaulting his mother.

Jethro Lazenby, Nick Cave’s oldest son, has died at the age of 31.

“With great regret, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has died away,” he wrote in a brief statement. At this time, we would appreciate family privacy.”

Jethro Lazenby
Jethro Lazenby

Nick and Beau Lazenby welcomed Jethro into the world in 1991. Nick’s second son Luke was born ten days after Jethro, to Nick’s first wife Viviane Carneiro; Jethro grew up in Australia and subsequently revealed that he didn’t meet Nick until he was seven or eight years old. In 2008, Nick told a journalist, “It was a trying time, but it came out amazing in the end.” “To my eternal sorrow, I didn’t spend much time with Jethro in his early years, but we now have a wonderful relationship.” “It didn’t start off that great, having all this garbage with my dad and being in his shadow,” Jethro stated in a 2012 interview.

Jethro became a model after migrating to the UK as a young man, working for brands such as Balenciaga and Versace; he was photographed by Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Celine. He also began his own musical project.

After violently assaulting his mother in March, he was convicted guilty of criminal assault in April. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, according to his lawyer. Last Sunday, he was released from prison. He was previously convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend in 2018.

Cave has now lost two of his four sons, when his 15-year-old son Arthur died after plunging from a cliff near Brighton. He was characterized as a “beautiful, cheerful, loving boy” in a statement announcing his death, and the impact of his loss on Cave was examined in the documentary One More Time With Feeling, which centered on the development of the album Skeleton Tree.

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