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Nick Cave's Son Arthur Dies, Aged 15, Following Cliff Fall

15/07/2015 12:55 BST | Updated 15/07/2015 16:59 BST

Rock musician Nick Cave’s teenage son, Arthur, has died, after falling from a cliff.

The 15-year-old was found on the underpass of Ovingdean Gap, Brighton, at approximately 6pm on Tuesday evening, reports local news outlet The Argus.

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Arthur Cave

Sussex Police have now confirmed the boy’s identity as Arthur Cave, the 15-year-old son of Nick, and his wife, Susie Bick.

After being given first-aid treatment from members of the public, Arthur was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, where he died from the injuries he had sustained.

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Nick Cave

The Police add that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Arthur's mother has issued an emotional statement, which reads: "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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Nick attends a Philip Treacy show with his family, including his twin sons, in 2012

The couple have another son - Arthur’s twin brother, Earl - and Nick has two other children from previous relationships, Luke and Jethro.

Both Arthur and Earl appeared in their father's musical documentary film, '20,000 Days On Earth', last year.

The Argus reports that a small gathering was held on Wednesday morning, when friends of Arthur’s paid their respects at the Ovingdean Undercliff café.

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