Kurt Cobain
On April 9th the world woke up to the news of Kurt Cobain\'s suicide. Those who
followed the grundge music of Cobain\'s band, Nirvana, were angry, but not
surprised. With songs such as "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" and
constant references to suicide and drugs, suicide was the obvious explanation
for his death. Kurt put it best when he said, "I\'m thought of as this pissy,
complaining, freaked-out schizophrenic who wants to kill himself all the
time." (Bozza) To many people, Cobain just joined the club of rock stars
who self-destructed. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones
set the precedent. The Seattle Police Department confirmed the conclusion
everyone had already made; Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Sympathy was hard to
find. After his death, Kurt was called a "worthless shred of human
debris" by Rush Limbaugh. (Amirault). Even Cobain\'s fans were not
sympathetic to the pain Kurt suffered at all. They were mad. At his vigil, the
crowd chanted "a**hole" because they thought of Kurt as a coward.
(Jones) Cobain already had undergone a near-death experience in Rome earlier in
the year that may or may not have been a suicide attempt in which Cobain
digested nearly fifty pills called Rohypnol. He also locked himself in a room
with a .38 caliber pistol and said he was going to kill himself after a dispute.

Kurt Cobain was also notorious for hating his fame. He was once quoted as
saying, "I\'d rather be dead than cool." (Jones) Kurt Cobain also had
stomach pains that sometimes caused him to vomit air because he could not even
hold down water. Cobain\'s marriage and band were both on the brink of breaking
up. The pieces of the puzzle seem to fit together perfectly. The suicide note,
the pain, the history of Kurt Cobain, and the attitude everyone perceived Kurt
possessed pointed to suicide. Neither Kurt Cobain\'s character nor what he did
previous to this incident is in question. It is true that Cobain was a heroin
addict and times could be a malicious person. The question is whether Kurt

Cobain committed suicide or not. It is extraordinarily simple to overlook the
facts in this case and dismiss it as another rocker who couldn\'t handle the
spotlight, but as new evidence demonstrates Kurt Cobain not only didn\'t commit
suicide, but was not even able to. In fact, his own wife, Courtney Love had him
killed in order to capitalize on the spotlight Kurt Cobain\'s death caused. To
the public, Kurt Cobain appeared suicidal. To those who knew him, he didn\'t.

Kurt Cobain\'s best friend said that Kurt was "not at all" suicidal. (Amirault)

Another one of his friends, Mark Lanegan said, "I never knew Kurt to be
suicidal." (Amirault) Cobain\'s former attorney, Rosemary Caroll, who
believes Courtney Love had Kurt Cobain killed, does not believe Cobain was
suicidal. Even those who would know best if Cobain was suicidal or not, the
expert therapists at Exodus Treatment Center where Kurt sojourned shortly before
his death, did not consider him to be suicidal. The depressed attitude of
someone who commits suicide did not fit the interview Kurt gave to Rolling Stone
on January 27 of that same year. Cobain said "I still see stuff,
descriptions of rock stars in some magazine- \'Sting, the environmental guy\' and

\'Kurt Cobain, the whiny, complaining, neurotic, bitchy guy who hates everything,
hates rock stardom, hates his life.\' And I\'ve never been happier in my
life." As for the song, "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" Cobain
said, "Nothing more than a joke. It was totally satirical, making fun of
ourselves." The article also showed a side to Kurt Cobain that not many
people got to see or knew about. He tells a story in the article about going to
a nightclub and meeting some people there. He invited them back to his hotel and
gave them a place to stay and ordered them any food they wanted. Cobain also
knew the end of Nirvana was inevitable and he was not worried about it. Courtney

Love, on the other hand, was worried. Courtney Love had a lot to gain if Kurt

Cobain died. She also had a lot to lose if he was still alive. Shortly before
his death, Cobain asked Rosemary Caroll to start the divorce papers. Cobain\'s
estate was worth about $30 million. Love had proved her obsession with money
before when she yelled at Cobain publicly for not headlining the Lollapalooza
tour for $9.5 million. With the prenuptial agreement Love would only have
received $1 million plus child support.