Nick Cave‘s oldest son, Jethro Lazenby, has died at the age 31, Australian singer and songwriter has announced.
He wrote in a brief statement: “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”
Born in 1991, Jethro was Cave’s son with Beau Lazenby. Jethro lived with his mother in Melbourne, Australia, and did not meet his father until he was eight yers old. As an adult, Jethro worked as a model, photographer, and actor.
In April, he was found guilty of unlawful assault, after he physically attacked his mother in March. His lawyer announced that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was jailed, and released last weekend. He was previously convicted of assault in 2018, against his then girlfriend.