Kurt Cobain committed suicide 20-years ago, and just recently new death scene photos have been revealed. Kurt Cobain was best known as the lead singer of the 90’s grunge band Nirvana. He was also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band, which was formed in 1987 by Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, later in 1990 drummer Dave Grohl joined the band. Novoselic would later get into politics while Grohl would later form his own band, Foo Fighters. Both successful in their new chosen paths after the death of Cobain and the end of Nirvana.
Kurt Cobain was a troubled soul who used music as an outlet for his deep emotions, and when music wasn’t enough Cobain would turn to drugs. He became a heroin addict, where at one point he overdosed and nearly died on the fatal drug, which would end up being a foreshadowing of things to come. Nirvana’s most popular song, Smell’s Like Teen Spirit sky rocketed Cobain and the band to national stardom. It is still to this day considered one of the best songs off all time, and has been voted as the best song of the 90’s. With such hits, Cobain became the voice of a new generation, millions of fans now flocked to his every word. A quite shy Cobain now had the world watching his every move, and had people interpreting his songs in a way he felt were not meant to be interpreted. Cobain, as hypocritical as it may sound was strongly against the big labels and such stardom. Cobain was a musical genius to smart for his own good, not accepting a world where his music was not represented the way he felt it should have been, where almost anyone else would have just enjoyed the ride.
Once Kurt Cobain got together with Courtney Love, the relationship was constantly being talked about and scrutinized on TV and especially in tabloid magazines. Love being a heavy drug addict herself only further fueled Cobain’s addiction and turmoil, at one point during Love’s pregnancy she admitted to using heroin while pregnant. Feeding the news media the stories they wanted to hear, the stories that would drive Cobain to further drug use.
New death photos have been recently revealed of Kurt Cobain 20-years after his suicide, these never before seen photos were taken by police while at the scene of the crime. Kurt Cobain checked into rehab on March 30 in 1994, he later escaped on April 1 after telling the staff there he was going outside to smoke a cigarette. Four days later on April 5 Cobain would be found dead in his home, death by shot-gun.
The new death photos revealed of Kurt Cobain 20-years after his suicide reveal a closer look to the crime scene. His suicide note is shown for the first time in the way it was found, with a pen stabbed through the middle of the sheet. A new picture of shot-gun ammunition is shown next to the dead singers foot. A new picture of his chest and arms are revealed as well, along with a picture of some of his belongings scattered around him which included a tin can filled with drug paraphernalia and some random things like his hat and glasses. Kurt Cobain is and always will be a tragic story, it is best not to remember the troubled artist for when and how he died, but for what he left behind, his music.
Opinion by: Miguel A. Tamayo