Kurt Cobain

By Shane Beaver

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20th 1967. Cobain was mostly known as the lead singer in the popular grunge/rock band Nirvana. The band was formed in 1989, but mainly took off in 1991 after their huge hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was released.

So why did only 3 years later in 1994, did Kurt Cobain take his life ? He was famous, loved by many, had a net worth of over 100million...So why ?

Cobain was never really meant for the spotlight. As someone who had more underground roots and preferred a smaller but loyal audience, fame began to take its toll. Cobain was known to get upset by any "False Fans", those who said they were a fan but shared different social or political opinions. Due to all the pressure and fame, Cobain began using heroin as a way to relieve from the stress. However, this turned into a full blown heroin addiction.

Cobain went to rehab many times, and his last day in rehab would be March 30th 1994. Cobain escaped the facility by jumping a fence, and flew back to Seattle, he did not tell anyone, not even his wife.

Cobain was found dead at his home at April 8th, 1994. Even when somebody has it all, it eventually becomes too much.