27 years ago April 8, 1994 Kurt Donald Cobain alternative rock music icon and lead singer of one of the biggest bands in the world Nirvana, was found dead inside his Seattle, Washington home by an electrician. The autopsy report would later confirm that the late rock n roll icon passed away 5 April, 1994. The discovery of Kurt Cobain left the rock n roll world shocked and saddened after it was mentioned that the ‘so called’ frontman for a generation had committed suicide.
For many it was hard to swallow more so for the band member’s bassist Kris Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), who couldn’t believe that after the massive success of albums Nevermind and In Utero that Kurt would commit suicide, perhaps overdose maybe based on his heroin drug habit but suicide was inconceivable.
I can still remember getting dressed for primary school the morning and hearing radio DJ Mark Gillman announce on air that Kurt Cobain had died. I was saddened by the news, because I just started listening to Nirvana through cassette tapes my sister had, and I was blown away by the sound, being a music student at school who played the guitar, Kurt Cobain soon became my idol.
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Despite speculation of foul play, it would take 20 years after analyzing the crime scene that specialists would confirm that things never added up and that he actually died April 5,1994 which is clearly dissected in the documentary Soaked In Bleach (2014), where the Chief of Seattle Police Department at the time stated “If I was Chief of police today, I would reopen the investigation”.
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I could elaborate on the life of Kurt Cobain below but honestly I feel it best that you watch the ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck’ documentary directed by Brett Morgan signed off by Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain and watch Soaked In Bleach based on the findings of private investigator Tom Grant hired by Courtney Love to find Kurt Cobain after he ran away from a rehabilitation facility .
“I still see stuff, descriptions of rock stars in some magazine — ‘Sting, the environmental guy,’ and ‘Kurt Cobain, the whiny, complaining, neurotic, bitchy guy who hates everything, hates rock stardom, hates his life.’ And I’ve never been happier in my life. Especially within the last week, because the shows have been going so well — except for tonight. I’m a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am.” Rolling Stone Magazine Kurt Cobain January 1994 Interview
After watching these two documentary films I think you’d be wondering if what you were led to believe, was the truth, based on Soaked In Bleach’s documentary directed by Benjamin Statler.
27 years ago Kurt Cobain died at the age of 27. Rest In Peace
MONTAGE OF HECK (Trailer)
SOAKED IN BLEACH (Trailer)
I decided to slip in another Kurt Cobain documentary titled ‘The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain.’ documenting his last week alive. Check out the trailer below….
The Last 48 Hours Of Kurt Cobain (Trailer)
Photographs by Jesse Frohman November 1993