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30 YEARS LATER: Kurt, Kourtney and their daughter in never-before-seen family photos

30 YEARS LATER: Kurt, Kourtney and their daughter in never-before-seen family photos

Kurt Cobain He was alone when he died on April 5, 1994, in a small greenhouse in the back of his Seattle home. In his hand he held a carbine which he had previously pointed to his face.

A cocktail of heroin and Valium flowed through his veins. He left beside him a suicide note written in red ink, which also included Neil Young's famous line: “Better to burn than to die.” He was 27 years old.

“Bullet in the Head” has a ferocious completion that surpasses the disorganized, psychedelic slide of many other members of the so-called “27 (Year-Old) Club,” with such luminaries as Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, and Jimmie. Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and more recently Amy Winehouse – all died before their 28th birthdays.

However, his death went unnoticed for 36 hours. On the day of his wife's death… Courtney LoveThey were in Los Angeles with their 19-month-old daughter. Francis BeanIn preparation for her band Hole's new album. The previous week, Cobain, who was struggling with heroin addiction, had checked himself into a rehab facility, but on April 1, he scaled the facility's perimeter wall and returned home.

Over the next few days, he met up with several friends — both those who used drugs with him and those who tried to convince him to stop — following a brief period in which the world's most famous rock star seemed to have disappeared. Land.

News of his death was finally made public on April 8, when an electrician arrived to install an alarm in his home and made a horrific discovery. And somewhere begins the afterlife of Kurt Cobain, where the fame, influence and meaning of his songs take on ever greater proportions.

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The violent manner of his death represents perhaps the most dramatic act of self-destruction of any rock star. “Bullet in the Head” has a ferocious completion that surpasses the rowdy, drugged-out segment of many other members of the so-called “27 (Year-Old) Club,” with notable members such as Brian Jonesthe Jim Morrisonthe Jimi Hendrixthe Janis Joplin And recently, Amy bar – They all died before their twenty-eighth birthday.

Thirty years after his death, a series of family photographs of him – some never before published – taken in 1992 by a married photography duo called Guzman (consisting of Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock), for Spin magazine, captures Kurt Cobain, his wife Courtney Love, and their one-month-old daughter. Pictures are included in the album Family Values: Kurt, Courtney, and Frances Bean Which will be released in June by Powerhouse Publications.

With data from the Telegraph