The news was confirmed in a statement to NME from the Bad Seeds frontman, “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”
Jethro was born in Melbourne in 1991 and only learned that Cave was his father aged eight. He became a model after being scouted out while in the city but had also tried his hand at acting, with roles in 2007’s Corroboree and 2011’s My Little Princess. He’d also worked more recently as a photographer.
Last month, Jethro was jailed following an assault on his mother, Beau Lazenby, in Melbourne, Australia.
Nick Cave’s Son, Jethro Lazenby Died Aged 31
Jethro Lazenby, one of Nick Cave’s sons, has passed away aged 30.— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) May 9, 2022
“With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” the musician said in a statement.
“We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”
Our thoughts are with him and his family. pic.twitter.com/PmdWvkvnkM