FBI Releases Kurt Cobain File About His Death

Kurt Cobain

The Federal Bureau of Investigation quietly released its file on Kurt Cobain in April, and it contains letters from concerned individuals about the cause of the Nirvana frontman’s death.

Cobain died by suicide on April 5, 1994, in his Seattle, Wash., home. The Seattle Police Department concluded he had died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound, and a suicide note had been discovered at the house. This April marked the 27th anniversary of the musician’s death, and the FBI released a 10-page file that month. It contained two letters from individuals whose names were redacted from the files, and who believed Cobain’s death was the result of a homicide.

The first letter, dated Sept. 24, 2003, cited the 1998 book Who Killed Kurt Cobain? The Mysterious Death of an Icon, the 1998 movie Kurt & Courtney about Cobain and his wife, musician Courtney Love, and a California state licensed private investigator hired by Love who believed foul play was involved, and that Love “had something to do with it.”

Source: News | Billboard

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