Rocker Nick Cave's son Arthur dead after fall from 60-foot cliff

One of rocker Nick Cave's twin sons has died after a fall from a 60-foot cliff early Tuesday evening.

Arthur Cave, 15, succumbed in the hospital to injuries suffered around 6 p.m. in a fall onto an underpass in Brighton, England, Sussex police confirmed. Authorities said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

"He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy," the 57-year-old Aussie musician and his wife, Susie Bick, said in a statement released through police.

The couple and Arthur's twin brother, Earl, visited the top of cliffs at Ovingdean on Wednesday, the Argus reported. After looking at flowers and notes left in tribute by school friends at the top of the cliff, they left, telling reporters they didn't want to talk.

"I'm not sure what Arthur was doing at the time, I have no idea how he would have fallen," said Ed Bucknall, reportedly the 15-year-old's best friend, who reportedly was with Earl Cave when the news came. "He was just such a nice guy, you couldn't have asked for a nicer mate."

A picture obtained by the Daily Mail showed yellow flowers with a note that appeared to be from Earl Cave.

"'Arthur," it read. "I love you so much. You were a joy to be around and I will never forget you. You were the best brother I could ever ask for."

Members of the public tried first aid on the teen before authorities arrived, the Argus said Tuesday.

The eldest Cave has been frontman for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds since the '80s, and founded Grinderman in 2006. He left Australia for Britain in 1980.

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