Throwback Thursday – Kurt Cobain at 52
By Nick Shekeryk
Teenage angst has paid off well
Now I'm bored and old.
- Serve the Servant, Nirvana
An ever-tortured soul, rock legend Kurt Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994 in his Seattle home at the age of 27. Though speculation about the actual cause of his death is still in question today, there is no doubt about the Nirvana frontman’s influence on today's music.
Riddled in angst and pain, Cobain’s lyrics and anti-rockstar persona helped catapult Seattle’s grunge music scene into the mainstream during the ‘90’s. Though fans all over the world adored Cobain, he never took to the spotlight, and his mounting fame greatly conflicted with his desire for solitude and privacy. The struggle to reconcile the two lifestyles ultimately cut his life short.
Though Cobain’s death nearly 25 years ago was tragic, we are here to celebrate his life, as yesterday would’ve been his 52nd birthday.
It’s a shame the world never got to see what would become of the talented young musician from the working-class, port city of Aberdeen, WA, but as Cobain wrote in his final words, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”
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