The teenage son of musician Nick Cave has died after falling from the top of chalk cliffs at Brighton.
Arthur Cave, 15, was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday evening after some walkers found him on the coastal path at the foot of the Ovingdean Gap, 60ft below the clifftop. Members of the public attempted to give him first aid.
Nick Cave and his wife, Susie, paid tribute to Arthur, who also leaves behind his twin brother, Earl, in a short statement confirming his death.
“Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy,” it read. “We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”
Schoolmates came to lay flowers at the spot near where the teenager was found. Nick and Susie Cave briefly visited the scene of the tragedy on Wednesday in a black Mini, stopping to read the tributes and speak to friends gathered there.