On April 8, 1994, the body of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was discovered in a room that sat above his detached garage, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Almost a quarter of a century later, many still question the verdict of suicide and amongst them former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper who has expressed significant regret that they didn’t examine things more closer.
The key points Stamper alludes to are there were no usable fingerprints recovered from either the shotgun that Kurt allegedly used to end his life or on the shells that had been loaded into it.
Kurt was not found wearing gloves but there wasn’t any hint of gun residue that would have been present on Cobain had he fired the weapon.
While Kurt Cobain likely died on April 5 and his body discovered on April 8, there was two transactions on Kurt’s credit card on April 6 and the last four lines on his suicide note, the only part where he actually mentions ending his life, appears to some to be written by someone else although experts are divided on if this is due to the stress of what he was about to do at the time of writing.
Intriguing but such was the man's impact that he is still being discussed almost a quarter of a century after he died.