Kurt Cobain’s FBI files quietly released online amid decades of conspiracy
Last Modified: May 10, 2021
Kurt Cobain’s untimely death in April 1994 was faced with conspiracy theories by some fans who desperately wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to open a murder probe.
“I only wish to receive justice for and others who loved this man as much as I did. This man was Kurt Cobain, belonging to a band called Nirvana, and it was originally [sic] thought and still accepted as the truth that he committed suicide,” a fan of Nirvana had written to FBI in 2007. “There has since been evidence found that he was killed and didn’t commit suicide as originally thought.”
Cobain, the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nirvana, was found dead in his Seattle home at the age of 27. His death was ruled as suicide. He was survived by his wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean.
The above-mentioned letter was among 10 pages released without fanfare or notice by the FBI to an online archive called The Vault just last month.
“We appreciate your concern that Mr. Cobain may have been the victim of a homicide,” said the response in the file. “However, most homicide/death investigations generally fall within the jurisdiction of state and local authorities. … Based on the information you provided, we are unable to identify any violation of federal law within the investigative jurisdiction of the FBI.”
The file also included a 1997 fax from a production company that oversees the TV series Unsolved Mysteries.