Five things to know about Jethro Lazenby

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From his history behind bars to only meeting his famous dad Nick Cave when he was eight, here’s what you need to know about the tragic life of Jethro Lazenby. 

NICK CAVE ANNOUNCES SON’S DEATH 

Nick Cave announced the death of his eldest son on Tuesday 10 May. It is unclear how the 30-year-old passed away.

“With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” he said in a statement according to BBC.

“We would be grateful for family privacy at this time,” he continued.

So, what do we know about the 30-year-old?

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1. HE WAS BORN 10 DAYS BEFORE NICK’S SECOND SON 

Jethro is the child of Nick and Beau Lazenby. He was born while Nick was married to his first wife Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro. Jethro was born just 10 days before Viviane gave birth to Nick’s second son. 

Nick later remarried and welcomed twin boys Arthur and Earl with his second wife Susie Bick. Arthur tragically passed away at the age of 15 in 2015.

2. JETHRO ONLY MET HIS FAMOUS DAD AT THE AGE OF SEVEN

Jethro was not aware that Nick was his father until he was around the age of seven, which is when they met.

3. HE WAS JAILED FOR ASSAULTING HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND 

In 2018, the model was jailed for several attacks on his then-girlfriend. The court reportedly heard that Jefthro said “I’m going to murder you” three times while holding the woman down. 

4. JETHRO WAS ALSO JAILED FOR ATTACKING HIS MOM 

His trouble with the law did not end there, the model was also jailed after he kneed his mother in the face, causing bleeding and bruising. Beau found her troubled son at her front door just before midnight on 7 March. So, she let him stay the night after some convincing. 

However, they got into an argument the next morning and that is when Jefthro kneed his mother in the face. She fled to a nearby pub and asked someone to contact the police. He was then arrested. 

Jefthro was released on bail on 5 May. He was ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment and avoid contact with her for two years. The model was also said to have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was found dead two days later, without any cause of death being revealed as yet.

5. HE HAD A ‘STRAINED’ RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAD

Nick revealed that he had a strained relationship with Jethro, which he regrets but their relationship later improved.

“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,” said Nick to Rolling Stone. 

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