Cobain died from a gunshot wound inflicted in what police ruled a suicide. He was found dead on April 8th; police investigators estimated that he passed on April 5th, making Tuesday the 17th anniversary of his death.
The frontman of seminal and beloved band Nirvana, Cobain achieved success as he sunk further and further into depression and drug use. His biggest hit came with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” off the legendary album “Nevermind.” He was uncomfortable with fame despite his growing profile on MTV and in raucous live shows, with lyrics reflecting his pain at a broken childhood and distrust of the world.
This is a Nirvana classic: