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 on 2011-04-05 #music #lifestyle #death #legends #tributes #kurt-cobain #anniversaries


  1. kribbzor
    kribbzor ·

    rip <3

  2. kribbzor
    kribbzor ·

    rip <3

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

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

  4. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    great tribute

  5. nural
    nural ·

    @mephisto19 you wrote my thoughts!!

  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

  7. domyblue
    domyblue ·

    @superlighter you wrote my thoughts!!

  8. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    much love as well as to courtney and the bean

  9. 360rockology
    360rockology ·

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

  10. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

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

  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"

  12. rexfuture
    rexfuture ·

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

  13. rexfuture
    rexfuture ·

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

  14. rexfuture
    rexfuture ·

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

  15. olen
    olen ·

    these shades remind me of him...

  16. franty
    franty ·

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

  17. 08thzolt
    08thzolt ·

    i think he is being murdered

  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!

  19. ritamiguel
    ritamiguel ·

    Hell yes, he is the best!

  20. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·


  21. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    I love you Kurt! We miss you :'(

  22. warning
    warning ·


  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.

  24. weronayka
    weronayka ·

    I love his voice sooo much...

  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.

  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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