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Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Theories Essay

1406 words - 6 pages

Alexandria Chavez
English 68
Professor Tolliver
Essay #3
2 December 2014
A Mystery Unsolved
Kurt Cobain: Suicide or Murder?
Early morning April 8, 1994, 27 year-old Kurt Cobain, lead singer of rock band Nirvana, is found dead inside the greenhouse of his Seattle mansion. After checking himself out of a rehab facility located near Los Angeles, Cobain traveled back to his home in Lake Washington, Seattle – only a few days later did his wife, Courtney Love, file a missing persons report for her husband. Allegedly stuck in Los Angeles for business, Love could not search for Cobain on her own time; she hired a private investigator named Tom Grant to go out on the hunt for the Rock and ...view middle of the document...

Also, a week before Cobain checked into rehab, he purchased a shotgun with Carlson since he did not feel safe inside his Seattle mansion. If Love thought Cobain was suicidal in any way, why did she not mention anything to Carlson before he helped pick out the gun that ended Cobain’s life? Not only was Cobain in the midst of divorcing Love, but he had also planned to remove her from his will – of course, Love would not approve. Ponder upon this, Love would receive an abundance of fame and wealth from a suicide, not a divorce: she would inherit and manage all of Nirvana’s revenue, record sales would heavily increase because of the sudden death (which means more income), and the publicity would benefit Love to launch her own musical career.
It was not long until numerous conspiracy theories began to circle around about Cobain’s departure. There have been various books, articles, and even films published containing personal opinions and insight on the conspiracies. One piece of information, however, has caused a great deal of controversy amongst fans – El Duce, a Los Angeles based musician featured in Nick Broomfield's documentary, Kurt & Courtney, claimed that he was offered $50,000 by Love to assassinate Cobain. As outrageous as it sounds, the musician passed two lie detector tests by the world's top polygraph experts; just a week after he was interviewed by Broomfield, he was hit by a train and announced dead on sight. The police stated that his death was an accident, but thousands believe Love had something to do with the awful tragedy.
The way Cobain abandoned his fans left the world paralyzed and medical examiners baffled. Evidently, he locked himself inside the greenhouse, injected 1.52 mgs per liter of heroin, and pulled the trigger of his 20-gauge shotgun. The police work for this case was clumsy and careless, especially when it came down to detecting Cobain’s fingerprints on the shotgun – absolutely no legible fingerprints were found. If a person shot themselves, wouldn’t there be obvious fingerprints on the trigger? The gun was lain across Cobain’s chest, which means it would be nearly impossible for there not to be any fingerprints, unless someone else placed the gun and then removed the evidence. Cobain’s blood contained 1.52 mgs of morphine and heroin per liter, which is more than three times the fatal dose, even for a heroin addict who has built up a high tolerance to the drug. How could Cobain inject three times the lethal dose of heroin and then pick up a 20-gauge? Cobain would have been almost immediately incapacitated; he could not have picked up that shotgun.
The note found at the scene by the police was immediately labeled as a "suicide note." Apparently, it was written for his wife and daughter, but later on it was clear that the note was addressed to his fans explaining why he was withdrawing from the music business. A snippet of Cobain’s note writes, “I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating...

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