Girlfriend of Nick Cave’s late son Jethro Lazenby reveals heroin fight but says he ‘loves life’

Jethro Lazenby’s on-and-off girlfriend claims she “wasn’t shut down” and has been excluded from any funeral and wake-up plans after his tragic death in a rundown motel.

Rocker Nick Cave’s 30-year-old son was found dead in a Coburg motel in Melbourne’s north on Friday, May 6.

Danica Conwell, who has a close friendship with Lazenby for six years and has a turbulent relationship with him, has denied rumours he may have committed suicide, noting that he had planned to see her that night and use heroin.

She is grappling with his death and has slammed his family for allegedly excluding her from the memorial.

“Unfortunately, I wasn’t invited to the funeral…his family didn’t allow me to close and I really needed it,” she said.

Ms Cornwell said there was no doubt he would have wanted her there.

“I’m not doing a good job at this, it’s about waking up to say goodbye and help end the mourning process… denying someone is evil.”

Danica Conwell, who had a close friendship with Lazenby for six years and a tumultuous relationship with him, has quelled rumors that he may have taken his own life, noting that he planned to meet her that night and use heroin

Danica Conwell, who had a close friendship with Lazenby for six years and a tumultuous relationship with him, has quelled rumors that he may have taken his own life, noting that he planned to meet her that night and use heroin

Lazenby has a tortuous history with law enforcement, has been on drugs for years

Lazenby has a tortuous history with law enforcement, has been on drugs for years

Lazenby’s heartbroken mum Lee-Anne ‘Beau’ Lazenby walked with two friends from her Collingwood home outside Melbourne’s CBD to drink wine in memory of her troubled son. It is unclear whether a formal funeral has been held.

His ex confessed multiple times in a series of heartbreaking social media posts – including details of Lazenby’s drug history.

Lazenby has a tortuous history in law enforcement and has been on drugs for years.

But Ms Cornwell claimed heroin was “not a big part of his life” and that he “doesn’t use it every day”.

She recalled that he had overdosed three times in the past seven years, noting that her “unconditional love” for him sometimes meant “breaking him down”.

At the time of his death, Razambi had resorted to stealing food. Last year, he was arrested for pinching a bag of chili beef jerky and a bag of Smiths chips, worth just $12.50.

Lee-Anne Lazenby

Lee-Anne Lazenby

Lee-Anne Lazenby looks at every inch of her devastated mum after learning of son Jethro’s death

Lazenby has previously spoken about his difficult upbringing on the streets of Collingwood.Pictured above is the end of his life

Ms Cornwell claims heroin is

Ms Cornwell claims heroin is “not a big part of his life” and that he “doesn’t use it every day”

Later that day, he was caught stealing food again, this time eating two mince pies and a smoothie for himself, worth $11.

He was found inside the squalid Coburg Motor Inn three-star motel on May 6, with pictures showing a dirty swimming pool, graffiti on the walls and dirty appliances.

He was recently released from prison after accusing him of slamming his former model mother in Melbourne after she refused to buy him a pack of cigarettes.

Ms Cornwell claimed the couple had planned to meet for dinner on the Friday of his death, but it was cancelled earlier in the day.

“If things were different, we’d get together again and have bubble tea…why don’t we have dinner on Friday night?”

Ms Cornwell categorically ruled out suicide as the cause of death, adding that he “loved life”.

Nick Cave didn't meet Lazenby until he was 7 - something Jethro was wrestling with until his death on May 6

Nick Cave didn’t meet Lazenby until he was 7 – something Jethro was wrestling with until his death on May 6

Coburg Motor Inn where Jethro Lazenby was found dead on Friday 6 May - $100 a night 3-star accommodation in North Melbourne

Coburg Motor Inn where Jethro Lazenby was found dead on Friday 6 May – $100 a night 3-star accommodation in North Melbourne

‘Jethro is full of energy and passion. He played the piano really well and wrote great Gothic poetry,” Ms Cornwell said.

“He had a great life and I love him…he has a lot to live for.”

But she has struggled with the fact that she will never be able to say goodbye, and has vowed to “mourn Jethro alone…in the way he wants”.

‘He definitely has more than he shows most people. He’s hard to approach…a higher being in many ways. But his shadow haunted him.

In the early 2000s, Lazenby successfully landed some top modeling jobs with his famous father’s name, and his world was at his feet.

A guest posted a photo of a hotel pool that looked unclean and even had graffiti

A guest posted a photo of a hotel pool that looked unclean and even had graffiti

In April 2006, at the age of 15, he hosted Mercedes Australia Fashion Week in Sydney.

He made his debut at Melbourne Fashion Week in his hometown a year ago.

By 2009, the teenager was all the rage, making waves in Paris and Milan, and seemed destined for greatness.

He was later dumped at the Myer fashion show and faded out of the spotlight for claims of erratic behind-the-scenes behavior.

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Jethro Lazenby has appeared on fashion shows around the world as an up-and-coming model

Jethro Lazenby has appeared on fashion shows around the world as an up-and-coming model