Kurt Cobain's death: 17 years on
Tuesday 05 April 2011
It's 17 years now since the death of one of the most iconic frontmen guitar music has ever produced. We look back at some of our key coverage of the life and death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain
"At midnight on Friday, after the violence in Rwanda and before the end of the IRA ceasefire, a vaguely disdainful Radio 5 newsreader announces the death of Kurt Cobain."
"Noone more exactly personified America's 'slacker' generation than Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's leader and songwriter."
"He was the voice of Generation X, speaking to disaffected youth with the lyricism of grunge music. Now, 14 years after his suicide, a new film – in his own words – gives fresh insight into the life and death of Nirvana's tortured frontman Kurt Cobain."
"He would have hit one of life's milestones this week. But, 13 years after his death, what is his true legacy?"
"With his ripped jeans, lank hair and sinewy, tortured frame, Kurt Cobain is not your average superhero."
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