Today, on the 19th anniversary of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain‘s death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has made what is a fairly controversial decision: it is publishing more than 50 never-before-seen photographs from the Kurt Cobain suicide scene and its aftermath.
Cobain, who died on April 5, 1994, was discovered three days later by an electrician who was servicing the greenhouse above Cobain’s garage. The photos, which will surely bring back strong emotions by many, are (according to the PI) “not presented for shock value, but rather as historical images from the P-I archive preserved at MOHAI [Museum of History and Industry]. The newspaper also states that “some of these photos could be disturbing to some readers.”
Most of the photos are taken by Mike Urban, who was in a yard of a home behind the greenhouse where Cobain died, and Phil Webber, who was by the front of the house.
Several images are below; click here to see the entire slideshow.
Click here for the rest of the photographs.