was found dead at his home located at 171 Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle, Washington
, United States
on April 8<!-- Cobain was pronounced dead on the 5th, the coroner believed he died on the 5th, please do not change this date. -->, 1994. Cobain, the lead singer of the American grunge
, had checked out of a drug rehabilitation
facility and been reported suicidal by his wife Courtney Love
. The Seattle Police Department incident report states that Cobain was found with a shotgun across his body, had a visible head wound and there was a suicide note discovered nearby. The King County Medical Examiner noted that there were puncture wounds on the inside of both the right and left elbow.
Despite the official ruling, several theories have arisen offering alternate explanations for Cobain's death. Tom Grant
, a private investigator hired by Cobain's wife Courtney Love
to find Cobain after his departure from rehab, put forth his belief that Cobain was murdered. Grant's theory has since been analyzed and questioned by television shows, films, and books. Authors and the filmmakers have also attempted to explain what might have happened during Cobain's final days, and what might have led him to suicide.
Discovery of Cobain's body
On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain was discovered in the spare room above the garage (referred to as "the greenhouse") at his Lake Washington
house by Veca Electric employee Gary Smith. Smith arrived at the house in the... Read More