Friday, April 4, 2014

Nirvana: Seattle police release photos of Kurt Cobain death scene

Seattle police have released images of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death scene in advance of the this weekend’s 20th anniversary of his passing.

Among the photos are images of Cobain’s body on the floor of the living quarters above his garage: one showing his left arm with a hospital ID bracelet around his wrist (Kurt had left an LA rehab center days before), and another displaying an open box of shotgun shells at his feet.

Other images include the rocker’s wallet with ID, a cigar box with drug paraphernalia, and his suicide note, which was found on top of a planter with a pen stuck through it.

An extensive set of photos can be found at the Seattle police website here.

Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994; his body was discovered three days later by an electrician who had arrived to do some work on the property.

Seattle police recently reviewed the closed case due to heightened interest surrounding the 20th anniversary, and confirmed that the case - ruled a suicide in 1994 - will remain shut.

On April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe; other honorees include KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

See also:

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