Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby died earlier this month on the age of 31. The venerable songwriter has requested for privateness as his household grapples with this unimaginable loss, however he did publish a letter on his web site The Purple Hand Information to thank followers for his or her condolences.
He started as he usually does, with a letter from a longtime listener. “Pricey Nick,” Teresa from Uralla, Australia, wrote, “I’ve no query for you at the moment. I simply needed to ship my heartfelt condolences on the tragic lack of Jethro. All I can do is provide the collective love of all who learn your letters. A lot like to you and all your loved ones.”
Cave responded, “Pricey Teresa, Thanks in your letter. Many others have written to me about Jethro, sending condolences and type phrases. These letters are a terrific supply of consolation and I’d wish to thank all of you in your assist.”
He added, “I’ll be again to The Purple Hand Information in just a few weeks. Love, Nick.”
Jethro was Cave’s son with Beau Lazenby, and no reason for dying has been made public. In 2015, Cave misplaced his son Arthur after he fell from a cliff. That grief impressed his final two albums with The Unhealthy Seeds, 2016’s Skeleton Tree and 2019’s Ghosteen.