Thursday, April 05, 2012

Farewell, Kurt Cobain

Death of Kurt Cobain, showing two publicity shots in which the singer fooled around  with guns1994 Nirvana lead singer and de facto head of the grunge generation, 27-year-old Kurt Cobain (b. 1967) committed suicide by putting a shotgun to his head and pulling the trigger, at his Seattle home.

Though the suicide verdict was accepted as the official version, it soon became apparent that his reported suicide was not an open and shut case.

 Kurt and Courtney, a documentary by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer; Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam), explored allegations that Courtney Love, Cobain's widow, arranged her husband's death. Courtney Love blocked permission for Broomfield to use any of Cobain's music and ultimately had the film pulled from the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
In the words of Tom Grant, "The events surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain are filled with lies, contradictions in logic, and countless inconsistencies." Grant is a California state licensed private investigator and former detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who, on April 3, 1994,  was hired by Courtney Love, (who was in Los Angeles at the time), to locate her husband after he left a drug rehab centre in Marina Del Rey, California. Grant believes Love hired him to make it look as though she was concerned about her missing husband. Grant's website explores the case.

Some more is at April 5, at Wilson's Almanac


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