Nick Cave's Son Took LSD Before Tragic Cliff Fall, Inquest Reveals
Published Nov 10, 2015Back in the summer, Nick Cave's 15-year-old son tragically died after falling from a cliff. Following the inquest, it has now been determined that there was LSD in Arthur Cave's system at the time of his death.
As The Guardian reports, the inquest was held at Woodvale crematorium in Brighton and heard reports that the young man had been seen alone and "staggering" before the fall.
At the inquest, pathologist and senior coroner Dr. Simi George confirmed that hallucinogenic drug LSD had been used.
On July 14, Arthur Cave was found beneath a cliff at the Ovingdean Gap without any socks or shoes on. Members of the public attempted to resuscitate the boy, but he died later that evening at Royal Sussex County hospital.
The official cause of death was deemed "multiple traumatic injuries due to a fall from a height."
Cave and his wife were present at the inquest, but left briefly while the details of Arthur's injuries were read aloud. Back in July, the couple released a statement about their son's death, which read: "He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy."