Revisiting Suicide 20 Years Later

It’s been twenty years since Kurt Cobain’s death. Cobain was only 27, my age, when he committed suicide in 1994. I was too young to have remembered, but I’ve listened to his work throughout the last decade or so. What an artist and what a tragic way to go.

Today the Seattle Police Department released new never-before seen photos of what they found at the scene of his death.

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They wanted to reinvestigate the case, but sadly, there were no new developments and the verdict remained the same. The rock legend had taken his own life. The photos above send me chills: his suicide note stabbed with a red pen into soil; the area where they found his body and even a cigar box filled with drug paraphernalia. A devastating April morning that must have been for fans all over the world.

Kurt Cobain lived a hard life, from what I could tell by reading his Journals. Yet, he wasn’t just a scarred artist. There was more to him. He was raw, in a world that found it difficult to accept the truth.

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He stuck to what he believed in, even if it pissed people off.

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Most importantly, he could sense that there was change to be made — that the world was corrupt and it was important to challenge authority.

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He pushed people to question the status quo.

I just wish he had listened to his own advice.

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February 20, 1967 –  April 5, 1994

What would the world be like if Kurt Cobain were here today?

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