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Kurt Cobain's 17th Death Anniversary

Seventeen years ago, a grunge rock legend said adieu to the world. His name was Kurt Cobain.

image from caroundtheworld.com

If Nancy Spungen had Sid Vicious, then Courtney Love had Kurt Cobain. Their romance made the world envious: he was the grunge king and she was his riot muse. Even though their love story was ephemeral, they gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Frances Bean.

Everyone loved Kurt: his family, his friends, and his fans from all over the world. Sadly, all things, good or bad, always come to an end. After his recurring confinement in rehabilitation centers, Kurt became depressed and suicidal. On April 5th 1994, he passed away due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A suicide note was found in the room where he died. The world sulked for Nirvana’s lead singer and songwriter’s demise. He was 27 years young.

Let us remember Kurt Cobain and his music through this humble tribute of his classic photographs in monochrome. Following his death, the photograph above became a cover for Rolling Stones magazine. Below are 17 more photographs (from unknown photographers) which would constantly remind us how great Cobain was.

All images in this article are from burntout.com and home.pi.be.

Do you have any Kurt Cobain-inspired film photographs? Share the permalink as comments below.

written by basterda

26 comments

  1. kribbzor

    kribbzor

    rip <3

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  2. kribbzor

    kribbzor

    rip <3

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  3. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    he was so hot and made so great music....

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  4. disasterarea

    disasterarea

    great tribute

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  5. nural

    nural

    @mephisto19 you wrote my thoughts!!

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  6. superlighter

    superlighter

    He shouted in his songs more than anyone else of his generation. Pity that no one has heard his cry for help. So many fans in front of the stage and so alone in life. One of the sequences that I have more vivid is his applause turned to the audience with monkey gestures at the end of a particularly painful performance. In his eyes was all the sadness of a real and fragile man who fights against the falseness of the music bussines and beyond. The last real rock icon

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  7. domyblue

    domyblue

    @superlighter you wrote my thoughts!!

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  8. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    much love as well as to courtney and the bean

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  9. 360rockology

    360rockology

    @superlighter well said. The grudge music will never be the same. Rock On Kurt wherever you are!
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  10. pepper-b

    pepper-b

    I remember the exact moment when I heard about it...17 years ago...wow...he lives forever.
    Love Buzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. bongofury

    bongofury

    I cry when my mother tell me about is dead she said " that crazy dude from that band that you always hear he died"

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  12. rexfuture

    rexfuture

    fall in love wit him n his music....cool...

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  13. rexfuture

    rexfuture

    fall in love wit him n his music....cool...

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  14. rexfuture

    rexfuture

    fall in love wit him n his music....cool...

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  15. olen

    olen

    these shades remind me of him...
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/13002253

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  16. franty

    franty

    I've had the (insane, druggy, crazy, loud, destructive) pleasure of watching that man perform live. A life-lasting memory.

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  17. 08thzolt

    08thzolt

    i think he is being murdered

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  18. willyboy

    willyboy

    The relevance of this to Lomography? Very thin indeed. Why did you not cover the death of Liz Taylor? Surely there's more monochrome/analogue shots of that dinosaur available!

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  19. ritamiguel

    ritamiguel

    Hell yes, he is the best!

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  20. neurodiaz

    neurodiaz

    Great

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  21. stonerfairy

    stonerfairy

    I love you Kurt! We miss you :'(

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  22. warning

    warning

    ♥♥♥

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  23. holydarkyfied

    holydarkyfied

    Although there is no real link between Kurt cobain and photography, there is something very special with lomography, the way you forget to think... Kurt Cobain is one of the greatest artist I know.

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  24. weronayka

    weronayka

    I love his voice sooo much...
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  25. superlighter

    superlighter

    Grunge movement came at a time when music had become sterile and soulless. I think he has much in common with the Lomographic philosophy.

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  26. xsara

    xsara

    I love Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana very much. He has been my most favourite musician since 1994.

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