Our beautiful boy
Nick Cave and family in mourning after death of teenage twin son
NICK Cave and his family have made a heartbreaking visit to the site where his 15year-old son, Arthur, died after falling from a cliff.
Cave, wife Susie Bick and Arthur’s twin, Earl, looked at flowers and emotional written tributes to Arthur, who was found on a path at the foot of Ovingdean Gap, near the family’s home in Brighton.
Earl left his own poignant tribute to his twin, leaving flowers with a note calling Arthur a “joy to be around”.
“I love you so much. You were a joy to be around and I will never forget you. You were the best brother I could ever ask for,” Earl wrote.
Cave and Ms Bick released a statement asking for privacy while the family grieved.
“Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy,” they said.
Police said that Arthur was found with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday after having fallen from the cliffs.
“He died later that evening of his injuries in hospital. The death is not being treated as suspicious,” a spokesman said.
British newspaper The Mirror reported Arthur was seen looking happy and smiling in a picture he uploaded to Snapchat just two hours before he fell.
Arthur was shown smiling in a baseball cap and sweatshirt just 90m from the spot where he later fell, the Mirror reported.
Friends from St Bede’s School, where Arthur was a student, laid flowers at the clifftop.
Ed Bucknall told The Argus Arthur was his best friend. “He was one of the nicest guys you could meet,” he said. “He loved skating, we always used to skate together. And now we can’t.”
Another friend, Charles Terras, 14, said: “We were at his house yesterday morning.”