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October 10, 2018

March 12, 1994: These Are the Last Photos of Kurt Cobain Alive?

Nirvana had cancelled the rest of their European Tour because Kurt Cobain lost his voice and was advised by doctors to take four weeks off to rest. He then went to Rome, Italy to rest and to meet up with his wife Courtney Love and his daughter. He suffered an overdose on March 4, 1994 at The Excelsior Hotel in Rome, Italy.

Kurt recovered and eventually flew home to Seattle on March 12, 1994. Below are some photographs of Kurt and daughter Frances Bean Cobain with nanny Michael Dewitt at the Seattle Sea-Tac airport on that day. These are the last known photos of Kurt Cobain alive. Kurt Cobain committed suicide almost three weeks later on April 5, 1994.

But, according to Feelnumb, this unconfirmed photo below is the very last photo of Kurt Cobain alive. It was claimed to have been taken in Seattle on March 26, 1994, just 10 days before his death.

The man in the photo with Cobain is Thor Lindsay, who was the executive producer of the Kurt Cobain/William S. Burroughs 1993 single “The Priest They Called Him”. Thor’s friend Christopher put the photo on Instagram on February 25, 2016 with the following explanation.
“A shot of my friend Thor with his best. Kurt ten days prior to his murder. I’m in the midst of finding out more about this photo, which very well may be the last picture taken of Kurt before his death. Thor had a label that released the Burroughs/Cobain 10inch along with numerous other nirvana records and side projects and is a solid individual. ya, thou. #nirvana #kurtcobain .11liamburroughs”

He later posted a color version of the photo and gave a bit more of an explanation promising more info:
“Thor and I are In Portland. I’ll have more specs on this photo next I see him. He’s assured me it was taken ten days prior to Kurt death. Thor was close with Kurt for around six years and had a label that released albums and comps by and with nirvana, sonic youth. etc. So again. I’ll get as much background as possible soon, everyone. XO, Christopher”

However, some fans from Live Nirvana and reddit/r/Nirvana pointed out that Cobain looks too healthy in the photo, questioning the length of his hair and saying that the photo was most likely taken sometime in 1993.



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