- 05 Apr 18
24 years ago today, on April 5 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died from suicide at the age of 27. The grunge icon was discovered on April 8 1994 in a room above the garage of his home in Seattle, with investigators later concluding that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot three days earlier.
The band’s official Twitter account, run by surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, took to Twitter posting, “Dear Kurt – We miss you” accompanied by a black and white photograph of Cobain, sitting backwards in a chair, taken by photographer Michael Levine.
Dear Kurt—We miss you.
image: Michael Levine pic.twitter.com/U4uRE7IMuA
— Nirvana (@Nirvana) April 5, 2018
Joining Grohl and Novoselic in remembering Cobain, was his only daughter 25 year old Frances Bean Cobain, who posted a video of her singing acapella – debuting her first original song on her Instagram account.
A) there are so many memeable moments in this clip B) I’m SUPER restless because i can’t play guitar with long nails so I’m just sitting in my room alone singin to mah self C) not having a TV in my house is the best decision because I’m forced to occupy my time with things that feed my brain & soul instead of wasting energy on thinking about not having to think ? ?? (p.s. pls don’t steal my baby bean of an idea. Thanks.)
Nirvana were formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987 by guitarist and singer Cobain and bassist Novoselic. Nirvana cycled through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and most recognisable being Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl. Despite their short career, Nirvana are regarded as one of the most influential bands in history, and are credited with bringing grunge music to the forefront of public consciousness.
Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide and concluded a life filled with depression and substance abuse issues. However, circumstances of his death at such a young age – becoming one of the most famous members of the macabre 27 club – remain swirled in controversy.
Listen to Cobain and Nirvana at their best below: