Jethro Lazenby Biography
Jethro Lazenby was a fashion model and son of Nick Cave, an Australian singer. He was a rising star in the fashion industry and walked the runway for major fashion houses including Versace and Costume National Homme. The model also scored acting roles in several films including 2007’s Corroboree and 2011’s My Little Princess alongside Isabelle Huppert.
More recently, Jethro had several run-ins with law enforcement. In 2018, he served jail time following a series of violent assaults on his then-girlfriend. In April 2022, he was jailed after he admitted assaulting his mother, according to the BBC. For the attack on his mother, Jethro accepted a deal to plead guilty to one count of unlawful assault and breaching court orders.
Just days before his death, he had been released on bail from Melbourne Remand Centre after a judge instructed him to undergo substance abuse treatment and avoid contact with his mother for two years.
At the time, his lawyer, Sean Ghattas, said that Jethro had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, which had affected his judgement, per the BBC.
Jethro Lazenby Age
Jethro Lazenby was born in 1991 in Melbourne, Australia.
Jethro Lazenby Parents
Jethro Lazenby was the son of Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave and Australian model Beau Lazenby. He didn’t learn that the front man for rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was his father until he was around 8.
“I haven’t had the easiest life,” he said in a 2012 interview with the Evening Standard. “It didn’t start off that great, having all this s–t with my dad and being in his shadow.”
“It was a difficult time, but it turned out great in the end,” Nick told a journalist in 2008. “To my eternal regret, I didn’t make much contact with Jethro in the early years, but I now have a great relationship with him.”
Jethro Lazenby Death
Australian singer Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby died in May 2022 at the age of 31, the musician confirmed in a statement provided by his management team.
“With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” Nick shared through his manager Brian Message. “We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”
The Australian singer, best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, was first struck by tragedy in July 2015 when Arthur died after falling from a cliff near Brighton on England’s south coast.
The teen, who was the son of Cave and wife model Susie Bick, had plunged 18 metres to his death after taking the hallucinogenic drug LSD, an inquest later heard.
His family described him as a “beautiful, happy, loving boy”, and his death inspired two albums, Skeleton Tree and Ghosteen, and 2016 documentary One More Time With Feeling.
Jethro Lazenby Cause of Death
The cause of Jethro Lazenby’s death was not released.
Jethro Lazenby Suicide
Did Jethro Lazenby die by suicide? It is currently unknown how the 31-year-old died.
Jethro Lazenby Instagram
Jethro Lazenby’s Instagram handle is @jethrocave.