Jethro Lazenby died at the age of 31.
E news reported that he died days after he was released on bail following an admitted assault on his mother.
“With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.” Nick shared.
The cause of death has not been ascertain but Jethro’s passing comes seven years after Nick’s son Arthur, who he shares with model Susie Bick, died at 15 years old after falling from a cliff in Brighton, England.
Jethro didn’t learn that the front man for rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was his father until he was around 8 as he was raised by his mother Beau Lazenby, in Melbourne, Australia.
“I haven’t had the easiest life, It didn’t start off that great, having all this s–t with my dad and being in his shadow.”
Nick regretted having his son pass through the difficult times.
“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. It turned out great in the end.”
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. Last month, he was sent back to jail after he admitted attacking his mother..
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.