Yes, that’s 20 long years since the shockingly tragic demise of the King of Grunge.
Saturday will be the 20th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain
Just 27 when he died, his mother Wendy O'Connor remarked at the time: "Now he's gone and joined that stupid club", referring to the common age at which many other musical luminaries passed away.
Cobain, pictured with Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl (left) and Krist Novoselic (right)
The images came from rolls of undeveloped film discovered by Detective Mike Ciesynski, who was reviewing the case.
The development prompted speculation Cobain’s death was being reinvestigated, but a police statement clarified: “There are no new developments, no new twists or turns in the case.
“He came upon this film, and that’s pretty much it. It is still a suicide.”
The images showed a cigar box filled with needles, a spoon and a lighter. Cigarettes, a pair of sunglasses and a crumpled banknote are also visible.
There were further pictures of Cobain’s body at the scene but they will not be released.
The band’s biography on the rock museum’s website states: “It only takes one song to start a rock revolution. That trigger, in late 1991, was ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ an exhilarating blast of punk-rock confrontation by Nirvana, a scruffy trio from Seattle.”
Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Kurt.