Over 25 years later, the world still hasn’t progressed — particularly after the release of Kurt Cobain’s photos following his tragic death.
The Sadness of Kurt Cobain’s Death by Suicide
According to Rolling Stone, Cobain spent a couple of days in a rehab center in California before he scaled the six-foot brick wall and made his way back home to Seattle.
Some people reported seeing him walking around and hanging out in a park at night, spending time at his old home in Carnation, Washington, and missing his mother, Wendy O’Connor. By the time Courtney Love, his wife, could cancel Cobain’s credit cards, he was already back.
Investigators combed through all of his relatives and friends, as well as the entire town he called home, even searching his greenhouse, in an attempt to find any clues or information.
On April 8, 1994, an electrical worker passed away.
According to the medical examiner’s report, Kurt Cobain was found dead on the floor with a shotgun across his chest, lying there for two and a half days. He was identified only by his fingerprints. Next to him were a full box of cigars and fresh injections in both of his arms.
A high concentration of heroin was found in Cobain’s bloodstream, along with traces of Valium. A controversial suicide note was left behind.
In 2014, almost two decades after Kurt Cobain’s passing, the Seattle Police Department unveiled previously unseen images of the gruesome crime scene.
Released Images of Kurt Cobain’s Death and the Following Crime Scene
According to CBS News, photos of Kurt Cobain’s suicide were taken shortly after he was discovered in the greenhouse by officers from the Seattle Police Department in April 1994.
Since 1994, his death has been officially determined as a suicide. As part of the process of reviewing it again, the Seattle Police Department revealed that they produced the photographs in 2014. None of the photos depict Cobain’s face or his entire body.
In 2016, additional photographs allegedly released were used to transport oneself to the eeriest day of a young star’s life, when Cobain allegedly used a shotgun to kill himself.
“I was deceased, while he was absent, we searched for Carnation. We were looking for the day and hired Love Courtney, whom Grant Tom had employed as a private investigator, to locate. Love Courtney, whom Grant Tom had hired as a private investigator, said that Dylan Carlson, Cobain’s close friend, was the most probable reference. I was working with an investigator.”
KXRX-FM, a radio station in Seattle, was the first to break the news of Cobain’s demise. The body was discovered by a colleague of an electrician who phoned the station and asserted to possess the “exclusive story of the century.” Furthermore, he hinted that “you’ll have to compensate me with numerous concert tickets for this exclusive.”
In the meantime, Courtney Love appeared to be utterly stunned. She donned her spouse’s denim trousers and stockings and held onto a strand of his hair. Craig Montgomery, the manager of her music group Hole, was certain that she would be fine.
He stated, “She is a sufficiently resilient individual who can endure it.” “It was difficult to envision Kurt aging and finding satisfaction. Throughout the years, I have had dreams of it concluding in this manner. What unsettles me is how secluded and excluded he felt. It was him who isolated many of his companions.”
The Unpublished Kurt Cobain Crime Scene Images
As per Yahoo, there are additional photographs that are still to be unveiled — including pictures of Kurt Cobain’s complete physique.
However, there are some journalists who believe that Mr. Cobain was murdered, as described in court documents, by a conspiracy theorist named Lee. These images, like the ones in court documents, are of vital interest to assess whether the singer actually committed suicide or was murdered.
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In 2014, Lee sued the city of Seattle and its police department to reinvestigate the case, as the Public Records Act cited by the State’s Washington courts decided that there weren’t enough mysterious photos to warrant a new investigation.
In order to avoid any incorrect publication, Love phoned and inquired about the possibility of eliminating the photographs. As per the authorities, Love expressed concern regarding the potential disclosure as far back as 1995. A lower court stated that making these photos public would infringe upon the privacy of both Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain.
“I have never seen these graphic and disturbing images, nor do I ever want to. Certainly, public disclosure would reopen all my old wounds and cause me and my family permanent — indeed, endless and needless — pain and suffering, and would be a gross violation of our privacy interests…[the photos would] “wind up on the internet, where they would be permanently circulated. By virtue of the fact that Kurt is my late husband, they will also likely end up in search results about myself. I would unavoidably come across them, and I would never be able to erase those haunting images from my mind. I cannot even imagine the enormity of the trauma and mental scarring this would cause me, not to mention many others.”
Frances Bean Cobain submitted a comparable statement, mentioning psychological and emotional anguish as the main justification for withholding these photographs.
“I once saw mock photos depicting my father’s body. That experience irreparably scarred me. I cannot imagine how terrible it would be knowing that the photographs Mr. Lee seeks were public and that I or any of my loved ones, including my father’s mother and sisters, might inadvertently see them. Release and publication of the photographs would shock me and exacerbate the post-traumatic stress that I have suffered since childhood. I have had to cope with many personal issues because of my father’s death. Coping with even the possibility that those photographs could be made public is very difficult. Further sensationalizing it through the release of these pictures would cause us indescribable pain.”