On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain’s body was found in the greenhouse above the garage located at his home on 171 Lake Washington Blvd.
Electrician Gary Smith found the body after the company he worked for was called by Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, on April 7th. Love had asked them to install motion detectors on the garage where Cobain was found.
Cobain was discovered on the floor, a Remington M-11 20-gauge shotgun lying across his chest. Cobain had suffered a shot through the mouth, but the bullet did not exit, leaving his face intact (contrary to stories of gore).
Cobain had a heroin blood level of 1.52 milligrams per liter, as well as Valium in his system. This would have required a minimum injection of 225 milligrams of heroin (three times a lethal dose). It is widely believed that Cobain had injected the heroin, and then put away his syringe(s), pulled out his driver’s license so that he could be identified and then shot himself.
The issue of the license later turned out to be false, as the first police officer to respond had opened Cobain’s wallet and removed the identification.
Cobain had left a “suicide note” written on the back of an IHOP placemat in red pen. The note doesn’t mention suicide and reads more like a journal entry or a rough draft of a letter to his fans about leaving Nirvana. The last five lines of the note are addressed to Cobain’s daughter Frances as well as Love. These five lines are not consistent with the rest of the letter in subject matter as well as hand writing. The reason given for the unusual handwriting was that Cobain’s heroin had kicked in. That would mean that Cobain would have also had to write the note after injecting the heroin, as well as the other feats he performed that morning.
I would have never in a million years thought that Kurt Cobain did anything but kill himself that day, but as the years have gone by, the evidence revealed by sources such as Tom Grant is too sizable to ignore. I highly recommend that people take a serious look at the documents as well as listening to the audio tapes of Courtney Love and her actions in the days leading up to Cobain’s death, as well as after he was found.. you’ll be as blown away as I am.
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