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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994) was the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana (together with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic). He was married to Courtney Love (singer/guitarist with the band Hole), with whom he had a daughter Francis Bean Cobain.

Cobain was born in Hoquaim, Washington[?] and spent his early years in Aberdeen, Washington. He moved to college in 1985.

He is best known for the song Smells Like Teen Spirit. He also wrote a song, "Lithium," about the medication lithium carbonate, which is used to treat bipolar disorder. Cobain was highly influential in creating and popularizing what came to be termed 'Grunge' music - a style that evolved as a reaction against the superficiality of 1980s stadium rock[?] and over-the-top metal bands with preened images and elaborate stage shows.

He committed suicide at the age of 27 with a shotgun blast inside his mouth. His death inspired a host of copycat suicides and conspiracy theories regarding his death, chronicled in part in the documentary film Kurt and Courtney.

Kurt Cobain was cremated; one third of his ashes are scattered in a Buddhist temple in New York, one third of his ashes were scattered in the Wishkah River[?], Washington State, and the rest are with Courtney Love.



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