Wednesday 11 May 2022 08:08 AM Nick Cave's son Jethro Lazenby was facing even more assault charges when he died trends now
The troubled son of legendary singer Nick Cave had been facing more criminal charges when he died inside a grim $100-a-night motel.
Jethro Lazenby died aged 32 on Friday - a day after his release from jail - at the Coburg Motor Inn in Melbourne's north, barely two months after violently assaulting his mother over an argument about cigarettes.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal Lazenby had spent a large proportion of his life in and out of custody as his life spiralled out of control in a haze of illicit drugs.
Lazenby had previously spoken about his tough upbringing on the streets of Collingwood. Pictured above towards the end of his life.
The Coburg Motor Inn where Jethro Lazenby was found dead on Friday - a $100-per-night three-star accommodation in Melbourne's north
Nick Cave performs in France last year. He did not meet Jethro Lazenby until the child was aged 7
He had been a successful model as a teenager, strutting along catwalks across Europe before his epic fall from grace around 2012.
At the time of Lazenby's tragic deathl he had been awaiting sentence over a series of petty thefts and a savage attack on his mum Lee-Anne Lazenby.
While released on bail on Thursday last week, the disgraced ex-model was not expected to remain on the streets very long.
It can be revealed Lazenby had a shocking criminal history, which had seen him prosecuted over a swag of petty thefts, drug crimes and domestic violence.
Upon his passing inside the dingy motel, he had been facing further allegations of assault, domestic violence and petty thefts.
Getting advice from me is like being measured by the undertaker. Nick Cave, 2015
Lazenby had wound-up at the motel after the court forbid him from residing with his mother.
By now a dishevelled wreck, it remains unclear why Lazenby was unable to return to the Carlton apartment of his famous father, where he had lived at least up until 2018.
It was the address he had been bailed to live at after being charged with the brutal assault of his then girlfriend.
Back then, the court heard Lazenby had struck his terrified partner in the face after a squabble over money.
Lazenby had threatened to murder the woman after kicking her onto a couch and twisting her arm behind her back.
The pair had been brought to police attention earlier that day after a fight over drugs.
At the time, police had opposed Lazenby's bail due his disgraceful criminal history, which had seen him blatantly disregard court orders.
On one occasion, Lazenby had returned to assault his girlfriend immediately after being released on bail.
Jethro Lazenby had been reduced to stealing food from a 7-Eleven store in his tragic last months of life
One guest posted a picture of the hotel's pool which appeared uncleaned and even had graffiti
Jethro Lazenby had once graced the catwalks across the globe as an up-and-coming model
His half brother, Arthur, 15, had died in a tragic accident three years earlier.
Just three months before Arthur fell from a cliff in the United Kingdom during an LSD trip-gone-wrong, the boys' father had spoken about his views on parenting his four sons.
When asked by his German interviewer, a nervous Cave said he did not go out of his way to tell his children how to live their lives.
'I'm pretty easy going about things, I dunno, we watch a lot of sh*t on the tv,' he said.
'I just do what I'm supposed to do. I do a lot of it. I really like spending time with my kids, whether I'm a benefit to them? You know whether I'm moving them in the right direction or ... I'm not so concerned with that.'
Cave was insistent that all of his boys knew that he loved them.
'But I don't know if I see it as my role, or I don't see it as any parent's role, to be influencing ... the thinking of