Jethro dies at the age of 30: Nick Cave has to mourn his son again

Jethro dies at the age of 30
Nick Cave must once again mourn the loss of his son

Just seven years ago, Nick Cave had to cope with the death of one of his four sons. At the time, 15-year-old Arthur fell off a cliff while under the influence of drugs. Now the Australian singer is suffering another heavy loss.

The next heavy stroke of fate for Nick Cave: The Australian musician lost his son Jethro at the age of only 30. Cave confirmed this in a statement from which the British news agency PA quoted, among other things: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that my son Jethro has passed away.”


Jethro and Nick Cave in 2017.

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Further details on the cause of death are not yet known. The family asks for privacy. According to several media reports, he is said to have suffered from mental problems. He had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, the “Daily Mail” reported, citing the 30-year-old’s lawyer. He was only released from prison two days before his death. He had been serving a sentence since April after kneeling his mother in the face during an argument in March. The model is said to have used violence against women in the past. He was convicted of assaulting an ex-girlfriend in 2018. He is said to have hit her, kicked her and threatened her with death.

Jethro Cave, also known as Jethro Lazenby, worked as an actor and model. He came from an affair of Nick Cave and Australian model Beau Lazenby while Cave was still married to his first wife, Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro. Jethro was born in 1991 just ten days after his half-brother Luke. As he revealed in several interviews, Jethro is said to have only met his famous father at the age of seven. According to “BBC”, he didn’t even know who his father was before. He told the Evening Standard in 2012 that he had a “strained” relationship with his Nick Cave.

“Mostly Happy”

The Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds frontman has also spoken out publicly about his son in the past. “To my eternal regret, I didn’t have much contact with Jethro in the early years, but now I have a great relationship with him,” he told Rolling Stone magazine in 2008. “It was a difficult time, but the end is here it turned out well”.

Nick Cave is the father of two other sons: 30-year-old Luke and 21-year-old Earl. The singer lost his son Arthur in July 2015. Earl’s then 15-year-old twin brother fell off a cliff in Brighton, UK, while under the influence of drugs. Cave then moved to Los Angeles with his wife Susie. “Brighton had gotten too sad. But we came back when we realized that no matter where we lived, we just took our sadness with us,” the singer said in a 2021 interview. “Today, however, we spend a lot of our time in London, in a tiny, secret, pink house where we are mostly happy.”