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Who Killed Kurt Cobain?

The heroin kit in a cigar box was found at the scene where Kurt Cobain died 25 years ago.

The April 1996 issue of High Times.

Updated: Twenty-five years ago (April 5, 1994), Kurt Cobain allegedly committed suicide. His body was found on Apr. 8. High on heroin, many have wondered how Cobain could have fired a shotgun. A 2014 investigation by Seattle PD confirmed their original suicide conclusion.

In 1996, when I was music editor of High Times, I launched my own investigation into Cobain's death. A private-eye, Tom Grant, hired by his wife Courtney Love; a singer with the Mentors, El Duce; and Love's own father, Hank Harrison, all contended that Cobain didn't kill himself. 

A movie about the P.I., Tom Grant, Soaked in Bleach, was also released in 2014. Watch the trailer below.

Ian Halperin and Max Wallace wrote a book about the subject, aptly titled Who Killed Curt Cobain?

What do you think? Did Cobain commit suicide or was he murdered?

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.