The FBI has released its records relating to the death of Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, including letters from conspiracy theorists.
The 10-page file contains correspondence between the FBI and the letter writers, informing them of the investigation into Cobain’s death by suicide in 1994.
According to Rolling Stone, there are two letters in the file, one of which states that the police involved in the case “were never very serious in investigating it as a murder.”
The other letter, written in 2003, said: “I believe that a great injustice has been done in the case of Kurt Cobain. I am writing to you in the hope that you will help me press for a reexamination of Mr. Cobain’s death.
“Millions of fans around the world would like to see the inconsistencies surrounding death cleared up once and for all. It’s sad to think that an injustice of this nature can be allowed in America.
Also included in the files are letters the FBI sent to those who wrote explaining their actions and the process. One of them reads: “For the FBI to initiate an investigation of any complaint we receive, specific facts must be given that indicate a violation of federal law has occurred within our investigative jurisdiction.” Another document included in the The file is a fax from Cosgrove / Meurer Productions, which wrote to the FBI in January 1997, a month before an episode of their documentary series Unsolved Mysteries aired, related to Cobain’s death: ”
At least one investigator, Tom Grant, a Los Angeles private investigator and former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff, is convinced that the official suicide ruling was a hasty trial, “the fax said.
Read the full file here.
On the other hand, six strands of Kurt Cobain’s hair are up for auction. According to the ad, the locks come from a haircut that Cobain got in Birmingham in 1989, while on tour in the UK to support Nirvana’s first studio album, “Bleach.”
Meanwhile, Kurt Cobain’s ‘The Last Session’ photoshoot is being sold as a non-expendable token (NFT) that includes “images, polaroids, and contact sheets.” A portion of the proceeds will go to the JED Foundation.