On the 19th anniversary of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain’s death at his Lake Washington Boulevard home, the Seattle PI has published a stack of never-before-seen photos from the day fans and media from around the world descended on the neighborhood to learn about Cobain’s suicide.
The greenhouse where Cobain shot himself April 5, 1994 was demolished four years later. However, a bench in Viretta Park next door to Cobain’s former home continues to serve as a destination for visiting fans paying their respects to the grunge icon.
Some fans, who volunteer to keep the park clean and maintained, are still pushing for an official memorial of some kind in Viretta Park.
Cobain would have turned 46 in February.
Of all the major recordings Nirvana made, this one is my favorite: