Images of the grimy Melbourne motor inn where Nick Cave’s troubled son Jethro Lazenby spent his last days have been exposed.
The model and actor, who lived in Melbourne, had been released from prison two days before his death.
Jethro, who was born to model Beau Lazenby and Cave in 1991, had faced personal problems for some years after struggling with his mental health.
Peak Hour Images celebrity photographer, Lord Murray Schoorman has released pictures of the Coburg Motor Inn where the 31-year-old was found, detailing the reportedly “grim surroundings of Lazenby’s final moments”.
Images taken by past guests and posted online show smashed doors, graffitied walls and grime-covered appliances.
“Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the death of a man in Coburg North on 6 May,” a Victoria Police spokesman said.
Lazenby had roles in 2007 film Corroboree and 2011’s My Little Princess, which starred Isabelle Huppert.
However, in April he was jailed for assaulting his mother.
A court heard he kneed Ms Lazenby in the face during an argument, causing bleeding and bruising.
He admitted one count of unlawful assault and breaching court orders.
Other charges, including intentionally causing injury, were dropped.
Lawyer Sean Ghattas said Jethro suffered with schizophrenia during the hearing.
Newspapers have reported he was freed on bail days before he died after a magistrate ordered he undergo substance abuse treatment.
In a statement released on Monday, Nick Cave said: “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away.
“We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”
Nicholas Edward Cave AO (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian singer, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor. He was best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & he was first struck by tragedy in July 2015 when another of his sons, Arthur, died after falling from a cliff near Brighton on England’s south coast.
The teen, who was the son of Cave and wife Susie, had plunged 18 metres to his death after taking the hallucinogenic drug LSD, an inquest later heard.
Jethro is survived by Cave, his mother, and his two half-brothers, Luke and Earl. Earl is Arthur’s twin.
The Caves relocated to LA in the wake of Arthur’s death. However, they later returned to Brighton.
In an interview last year, the star said: “Brighton had just become too sad.
“We did, however, return once we realised that, regardless of where we lived, we just took our sadness with us.
“These days, though, we spend much of our time in London, in a tiny, secret, pink house, where we are mostly happy.”
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