UK Today News: The man may be dead, but his legend continues to live on in the hearts of rock fans. The front man of rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain had been the darling of music lovers in the 80’s and early 90’s. Despite being dead for almost two decades now, the musician was sorely missed on April 5, his death anniversary.
The talented singer and guitarist quietly slipped away into the other world seventeen years ago, having shot himself in the head at the young age of 27. He had been dead for three days when his body was discovered by an electrician at his home in Seattle on April 8.
Nirvana brought in a fresh wave into the world of music by pioneering what later came to be referred to by names like grunge and punk rock though they could only make three albums. Some of the band’s most popular songs included ‘Come As You Are’, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and ‘Lithium’.
Alongside praises and eulogies for Cobain, the remembrance brought forth bad blood amongst music fans towards his widow Courtney Love. Ever since the rock legend’s death, Nirvana fans have claimed that their favorite rocker could not have killed himself and that he was actually killed by Love, calling her ‘The Black Widow’.
The widow in question, meanwhile, was conspicuous by her absence. Though, she had been in an online war with Kelly Osbourne earlier this week, she chose to stay away on her husband’s death anniversary.
Having died at an early age, Cobain joined several illustrious musicians whose lives were short in what was called the 27 Club. The club included some of the best names of the music industry like Rolling Stone Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Pete de Freitas, D. Boon, Mia Zapata and Rudy Lewis among others.
In his hometown, Cobain was honoured with a 13-foot guitar statue to commemorate his 17th death anniversary.