Kurt Cobain is being remembered today (5th April 2011), 17 years after he committed suicide at his home in Seattle. The former Nirvana frontman quickly became the face of the 80's grunge movement and is still regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters of recent times, reports the UK's Independent newspaper.
To pay homage to Cobain, fans have been taking to their Twitter accounts to post lyrics from Nirvana's biggest songs, such as 'Come As You Are', 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Lithium'. "#RIP Kurt Cobain" has also become a trending topic across the social networking site. The 27-year-old had struggled with a heroin addiction and depression and he was found dead at his home in April 1994. A post-mortem ruled he was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, however, the circumstances behind his death have long been the topic of public fascination, debate and conspiracy theory. Nirvana have sold over 25 million albums in the US alone and over 50 million worldwide.
Kurt Cobain's body wasn't discovered until April 8th 1994 when an electrician was installing a new security system at the singer's home.