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Marking Kurt Cobain's Death

Seattle police files detail suicide of Nirvana singer

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Marking Kurt Cobain's Death

On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the greenhouse of his Seattle home. The lead singer of Nirvana was 27.

As fans mark another anniversary of the musician's death, TSG presents these excerpts from the Seattle Police Department's file on the suicide of Cobain, who killed himself with a blast from a Remington M-11 shotgun purchased a week earlier in the name of a friend, Dylan Carlson. Cops discovered a receipt for the $308.37 weapon in Cobain's jacket pocket (you'll find a copy of that sales slip below).

While Cobain has been mythologized in the eight years since his death, Courtney Love, his widow, has been demonized to an equal degree (thanks, in part, to her ongoing legal battle with Nirvana's other two members, Dave Grohland Krist Novoselic). Here's what follows:

Page 1: Receipt for Remington shotgun.

Page 2: Cobain missing person report.

Pages 3-6: Seattle P.D. incident report.

Page 7: Interview with Dylan Carlson.

Page 8: Lab report on shotgun.

Pages 9-11: Interviews with Courtney Love.