Musicians including Glen Hansard, Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips, Cat Power and Warpaint have paid tribute to Nick Cave's teenage son Arthur who died after a tragic fall from a cliff top in Brighton on Tuesday night.
Police believe the 15-year-old fell from the top of the 60ft path onto a coastal path at Ovingdean Gap in Brighton. Arthur's death is not being treated as suspicious.
A statement released on Wednesday by Nick Cave and his wife Susie read: "Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy. We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time."
Following the tragedy, Wayne Coyne posted a picture of himself with Nick Cave on Instagram, writing: "Our hearts go out to Nick Cave and his family... so sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you."
Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch tweeted: "we're all thinking about nick cave and his family tonight, an unthinkable disaster, I hope he can get through it." [sic]
Birmingham band Swim Deep tweeted: "Awful news about Nick Cave's son. Our thoughts are with their family."
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, actor Elijah Wood and former Westlife singer Brian McFadden also expressed their condolences over social media.
we're all thinking about nick cave and his family tonight, an unthinkable disaster, i hope he can get through it.— stuart murdoch (@nee_massey) July 15, 2015
Awful news about Nick Cave's son. Our thoughts are with their family. :(— SWIM DEEP ≈ (@SWIM_DEEP) July 15, 2015
So sad to hear of Arthur Cave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones x— Warpaint Warpaint (@_warpaint) July 16, 2015
Condolences to Nick Cave.. Bless..— Glen Hansard (@Glen_Hansard) July 15, 2015
My heart goes out to Nick Cave and his family.— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) July 15, 2015
Very sad to hear the news about Arthur cave. My thoughts are with nick and the rest of the family. Heartbreaking.— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) July 15, 2015