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Friends of Nick Cave’s ex Beau Lazenby launch crowdfunding campaign for her after son Jethro’s death

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A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to assist financially support Beau Lazenby within the wake of her son Jethro’s sudden death last month.

Friends of rocker Nick Cave’s ex girlfriend have launched the GoFundMe campaign ‘to assist her raise enough money to pay her bills and repair her home’.

Organiser Debbie Lee revealed that along with the tragic passing of the 30-year-old son she shared with Cave, Lazenby also recently lost her dog and cat ‘all in a matter of a number of weeks’.   

Mourning: A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to assist financially support Beau Lazenby (pictured in May) within the wake of her son Jethro’s sudden death last month

The campaign description reads, ‘As a lot of you understand, our dear friend Beau Lazenby is currently going through probably the most difficult and heart-wrenching times of her life.’

‘In May, Beau lost her beloved son Jethro, leaving her in a terrible state of grief. This shocking loss was compounded by the passing of her dog Tragic and cat Asparagus, all in a matter of a number of weeks. To make matters worse, Beau can also be struggling financially, and he or she needs the assistance of friends such as you to get her life back on course.’

‘Beau’s financial situation is so dire immediately that her home is literally falling down round her. She has no heating, no working oven or stove, and her house floods each time it rains. She was also recently the victim of bank card fraud that has put enormous pressure on her already shaky financial situation.’

‘As friends of Beau, we decided to establish this fund to assist her raise enough money to pay her bills and repair her home. We hope that this financial assistance will lay the groundwork for Beau to get well from her grief and get back on her feet.’

Tragic: Friends of rocker Nick Cave's ex girlfriend (pictured in her youth) have launched the GoFundMe campaign 'to help her raise enough money to pay her bills and repair her home'

Tragic: Friends of rocker Nick Cave’s ex girlfriend (pictured in her youth) have launched the GoFundMe campaign ‘to assist her raise enough money to pay her bills and repair her home’

As of early Tuesday evening, the GoFundMe has raised $1,260 of its $7,000 goal.

It comes after Jethro’s on-and-off girlfriend claimed to Each day Mail Australia she ‘wasn’t given closure’ and was excluded from his funeral and wake after his tragic death in a seedy motel.

Jethro was found dead contained in the Coburg Motor Inn in northern Melbourne on Friday, May 6.

Gone too soon: Jethro (pictured) was found dead inside the Coburg Motor Inn in northern Melbourne on Friday, May 6

Gone too soon: Jethro (pictured) was found dead contained in the Coburg Motor Inn in northern Melbourne on Friday, May 6 

Danica Conwell, who’d been each a detailed friend and girlfriend to Lazenby for six years, denied rumours he’d taken his own life, saying he’d made plans to see her later than night. She said his death was related to him using heroin.

She’s struggling to manage together with his death and hit out at his family for allegedly excluding her from memorial. 

‘Unfortunately I wasn’t invited to the funeral… His family won’t allow me closure and I actually f**king need it,’ she said.

Ms Conwell said there isn’t a doubt in her mind that he would have wanted her there.

‘I’m not doing well with this in any respect and that is what wakes are for to say good bye, help closure on the mourning process… It’s evil to disclaim someone this.’ 

Danica Conwell, who shared a close friendship with Lazenby for six years and was in a turbulent relationship with him, has put to bed rumours he may have taken his own life, noting had made plans to see her that evening and was using heroin

Danica Conwell, who shared a detailed friendship with Lazenby for six years and was in a turbulent relationship with him, has put to bed rumours he could have taken his own life, noting had made plans to see her that evening and was using heroin

Lazenby’s devastated mum Lee-Anne ‘Beau’ Lazenby joined two friends down the road from her Collingwood home, just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, to recollect her troubled son over a glass of red. It’s unclear if any formal funeral ceremony took place.    

His ex made several admissions during a series of heartbroken social media posts – including details of Lazenby’s history of drug use. 

Lazenby had a checkered history with law enforcement and had been using drugs for years.

But Ms Conwell claims heroin ‘was not an enormous a part of his life’ and he ‘didn’t use day-after-day’. 

She recalled 3 times within the last seven years by which he’d allegedly overdosed and noted her ‘unconditional love’ for him sometimes meant ‘allowing him to crash’.

Ms Conwell claims heroin 'was not a big part of his life' and he 'did not use every day'

Ms Conwell claims heroin ‘was not an enormous a part of his life’ and he ‘didn’t use day-after-day’

Lee-Anne 'Beau' Lazenby looked devastated after learning of her son Jethro's death Lee-Anne 'Beau' Lazenby looked devastated after learning of her son Jethro's death

Lee-Anne ‘Beau’ Lazenby looked devastated after learning of her son Jethro’s death 

On the time of his death, Lazenby had resorted to shoplifting food. He was arrested last 12 months for stealing a packet of chili beef jerky and a bag of Smith’s Crisps for $12.50.

He’d recently been released from prison amid allegations he bashed his Melbourne-based former model mother after she refused to purchase him a pack of smokes. 

Lazenby had the world at his feet within the early 2000s when he managed to attain some top modelling jobs on the back of his famous father’s name. 

In case you need assistance, please contact White Ribbon Australia on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline 13 11 14

Lazenby had previously spoken about his tough upbringing on the streets of Collingwood. Pictured above

Lazenby had previously spoken about his tough upbringing on the streets of Collingwood. Pictured above

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