Tweets of grief for Cave tragedy
NEWS of the tragic death of Nick Cave’s son Arthur has prompted an outpouring of grief from celebrities.
The 15- year- old died after falling from a cliff at Brighton on the south coast of England.
“Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy,” Cave and his wife, model Susie Bick, said in a statement.
“We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”
Russell Crowe was one of the first to express his sadness.
“I can’t bear the thought of the grief the Cave family are going through at the moment. My heart is breaking for all of them,” Crowe tweeted.
Lisa Wilkinson, the Today host for the Nine Network, also expressed her condolences.
“Tragic news from the UK where the son of Australian musician Nick Cave, Arthur, has died in a Brighton cliff fall. No suspicious circ.” she tweeted.
Musicians have also expressed their sorrow.
“My sincere condolences go out to @ nickcave and his family, such sad news to wake up to. From my family to yours, may your son RIP,” Aussie singer Marcia Hines tweeted.
Matty Healy, the lead singer from UK band The 1975, said his thoughts “go out to Nick Cave. So terribly sad,” he tweeted.
Irish folk musician Glen Hansard kept his message short and heartfelt: “Condolences to Nick Cave. Bless.”
Aussie singer- songwriter and actor Eddie Perfect was quick to tweet soon after news broke.
“Hearing some terrible news that Nick Cave’s son Arthur has died. So awful for Arthur who was so young and had so much to do,” he tweeted.
Ben Watt, one half of British band Everything But The Girl, felt Cave’s loss deeply.
“Spent all day thinking about Nick Cave. We’ve got teenage twins. Unbearable. Thinking of him,” Watt tweeted.
Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood tweeted: “My heart goes out to Nick Cave and his family.”