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Kurt Cobain Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 20, 2018

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Short Biography

Kurt Cobain was born on 20-02-1967 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor in the state of Washington, United States. He was an American Musician, Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Activist & Visual Artist.

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Kurt Donald Cobain was a famous American singer, musician, and songwriter. He had a musical family background. He was a happy child and was inclined towards arts from childhood. He started singing when he was just 2 years old. He began singing along with playing piano at the age of 4. He faced a break down after his parent's divorce. He started bullying another boy in school. He was taken to the therapist. At school; he was a friend of a homosexual, which caused other students to believe that he was a gay. He was bullied by other students.
He was not interested in sports, but his father insisted him to be active in sports. He was part of junior high school wrestling team and then was listed in Little League Baseball team. But he intentionally did wrong things to sadden his father, avoiding playing. He dropped out from Aberdeen High School prior to graduation as he realized that he didn’t have enough credits to graduate. Later he went through different life situations including his mother asking him to leave the house. These situations inspired him for many of his songs such as “Something in the Way", "About a Girl", "love you so much it makes me sick" etc.
He received a guitar as his birthday gift from his uncle on his 14th birthday. He, along with Aaron Burckhard and Krist Novoselic, formed a band called ‘Nirvana‘ in 1987.They established it as part of the Seattle music scene which later becomes popular as ‘grunge’. An independent record label Sub Pop released Nirvana's debut album titled ‘Bleach‘ in 1989. The band received huge success with its second album ‘Nevermind‘ with a song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" recorded with DGC Records in 1991.The band received a name as Generation X’s flagship band and he was called as a spokesman for a generation. But he personally didn’t like the label as he thought his artistic vision and message being misinterpreted by the audience.
He got addicted to heroin drug addiction in last few years of his life. He struggled with depression and chronic health problems. He was finding it difficult to cope up with his public image and his fame along with the professional and personal pressure surrounding him. He committed suicide at his home with a self-inflicted gunshot at a young age of 27 years.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kurt Cobain died on 05-04-1994 in Seattle, Washington, United States. The cause of his death was suicide. His body was found at his Lake Washington Boulevard residence.

DEATHDAY 5 April,1994 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Seattle, Washington

Kurt Cobain Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to an automotive mechanic Donald Leland Cobain and a waitress Wendy Elizabeth at Grays Harbor Hospital in Aberdeen.He has a young sister named ‘Kimberly’. Chuck Fradenburg (Music player in a band)     is his maternal uncle and Mari Earle(performer in a band).Great uncle Delbert was a tenor. He married Love in 1992 after being in a relationship with her for 2 years. The couple is blessed with a daughter ‘Frances Bean Cobain’. A professional artist Iris Cobain was his grandmother. 

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Breast Size 12
Waist Size 28
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Dark brown

Personal Info

Home Town Aberdeen, Washington
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Seattle, Washington, United States
School Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen
College N/A
Qualification High School Dropout
Hobbies Traveling
Marital Status Married
Debut Album - Bleach (1989)
Film - 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)
TV Show - Tonight with Jonathan Ross (1990)

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kurt Cobain

  • His 2 uncles had also committed suicide like he did.
  • Winston Lights 100’s was his favorite cigarette brand.
  • He was once arrested in charge of assaulting his wife Courtney Love in 1993.
  • He wanted to name his band Nirvana‘s last album as “I Hate Myself And Want To Die”.

Kurt Cobain Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kurt Cobain was 27 years 1 month & 13 days old age.