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Seattle Police Recently Re-Investigated the Death of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'
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It is believed by many that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death was more than a simple case of suicide. Nearly 20 years later, Seattle Police re-investigated the circumstances surrounding Cobain’s death after finding previously undeveloped roles of film in an evidence vault.

Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home on April 8th, 1994. After examining the evidence, Seattle Police ruled the death as a suicide. The cause of death was said to be a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head and a suicide note was left behind as well. In spite of all that, many believe that there is much, much more to the story… and police thought, just for a minute, that maybe they were right.

Seattle news station KIRO 7 aired an exclusive story where they showed a never-before-released image of Kurt’s Heroin kit (seen below) and spoke with investigators about why they took another look at the case. Police recently developed 4 roles of 35mm film taken at the scene that were sitting in an evidence vault. Apparently, those images showed more than the Polaroids — also taken at the scene — that were used in the initial investigation.

According to the Seattle Times, the investigation yielded no new evidence. Perhaps the re-open and shut nature of the case will finally put to rest the conflicting theories on the death of one of rock’s most beloved frontmen.


In their first year of eligibility, Nirvana is set to be inducted to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Kiss in April.

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