Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain’s, death. After his nearly fatal drug overdose in Rome, the grunge artist’ body was discovered a month later in his Seatle home on April 8, 1994. Investigators stated to the public that the 27-year-old had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, three days prior. The surviving members of the band paid tribute on social media this morning simply tweeting “Dear Kurt – We miss you.”
On his 14th birthday, his uncle made him choose between either a bike or a used guitar. He chose the guitar and soon started to copy Led Zeppelin’s power ballad, “Stairway to Heaven”, Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and The Cars’ “My Best Friend’s Girl” before he began working on his own songs. He formed the band Nirvana with Aaron Burckhard and Krist Novoselic in 1987 and released their debut album, “Bleach”, in 1989. They established a massive part of the Seattle music scene which soon became known as grunge.
Although alive for less than half of the decade, Kurt Cobain certainly was one of the most significant icons of the Nineties.