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Nick Cave's 15-year-old son falls off a cliff and dies

Australian musician Nick Cave arrives at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR4OPSV

Australian musician Nick Cave arrives at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR4OPSV

The 15-year-old son of Australian singer Nick Cave has died after falling from a cliff on England's south coast.

In a statement, Cave and his wife Susie said "our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy."

They added, “We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”

Sussex Police said the teenager was found on a path below the cliff at Ovingdean Gap in Brighton on Tuesday with "life-threatening injuries." He died later at a hospital in Brighton, about 50 miles south of London.

The force said Wednesday the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Nick Cave, 57, is known for forming the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Melbourne in 1983. He has a successful career as a singer, composer and actor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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