As the 20th anniversary of Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain’s death approaches, the social media is just stirring with rumors that a Seattle police investigation might be reopening the assumed suicide case.
In what has been considered to be a closed case to many not too far removed from it’s grievous memory, police said in a statement that they are not re-opening it, but released publicly never-before seen photographs depicting images taken inside the cabin just before Cobain’s perishing, police believe.
The renewed interest in the case seems centered around four rolls of undeveloped camera film that was recently discovered in police evidence. Apparently, police investigators felt in unnecessary to process or even develop the 35 mm film, reasoning that other Polaroid snapshots had been taken for evidence processing. Despite fear of encouraging conspiracy theorists, who years earlier may have lit the conspiracy and controversy torch, the decision was made to release them into the public eye, seemingly for further scrutiny.
Depicted in the recently released photos are various items including syringes, one burn tainted spoon, letters, cigarette lighters, cigar box, along with several of Cobain’s personal belongings and various drug paraphernalia, left strewn all along the floor of the cabin where his body was found.
Despite there being no indication that the newly released evidence point towards anything substantively nefarious or otherwise revelatory involving the rock icon’s untimely death, there has been no end to conjecture and certainly some rumors tweeted among fans and news enthusiasts. Though, there has long been controversy and allusions made revolving around Cobain’s death. One of the better remembered controversies cast shady suspicions upon Cobain’s widow, singer Courtney Love, insinuating that she may had actually been involved in her husband’s death.
Cobain is credited with initiating and bringing to mainstream attention the early 1990’s Seattle music hotbed and the highly progressive movement known as Grunge-rock that took the modern 90’s style of rock music from glittery glam rock to worn and unkempt punk.
With the 20th anniversary of the fall of this legend rapidly approaching, it is to be expected that much media interest and digital chatter will be generated surrounding the re-opening of this, a once and still highly publicized case, though in his remembrance let us encourage our children that they may come to know that precious gift that Kurt left us; his timeless and innovative interpretation of modern rock in the 90’s.