Before rocker Nick Cave's 15-year-old son fell to his death from a 60-foot cliff in July, he had taken LSD with a friend, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. The coroner deemed the cause of death "accidental," the AP reports; Arthur Cave died of multiple brain injuries after the fall on England's south coast. The teen shared three tablets of the drug with a friend; they were trying the hallucinogen for the first time, the Guardian reports.
"Arthur was also slightly hesitant but said to [his friend] that if they were thinking or worrying [about] bad things before taking the tablets that would have an effect on their trip," a detective testified. "They debated for a few minutes about whether to take the tablets, then both took them together." They were in "good spirits and happy," the detective said, but Arthur's friend said the teen started having "vivid hallucinations," "became paranoid," and "couldn't tell what was real and what was not real," the detective said. The friends got separated, and witnesses reported seeing Arthur staggering around at the top of the cliff minutes before he fell.