Thursday, April 8, 2010

kurt kobain of nirvana found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound 16 years ago today

on april 8, 1994, kurt cobain, lead singer of nirvana, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his seattle apartment. cobain was only 27 years old and left behind his wife, courtney love, and their daughter, frances. the police found a note at the scene and ruled his death a suicide.

cobain had a serious heroin habit (and had been in rehab) before his death. cobain and nirvana were at the front of the alternative/grunge rock movement of the early 1990's. ironically, while i was a fan of "nevermind" and "in utero," my favorite album was their live performance as part of mtv's "unplugged" series! that particular album is still in current rotation on my ipod!

cobain's irrational belief that the only way to escape the sad and desperate conditions engulfing his life was through suicide is chilling indeed.

on a more upbeat note, today also marks the 33rd anniversary of the release of the clash's self-titled debut album!

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