Disturbing Details Found In Kurt Cobain's Autopsy Report

On April 8, 1994, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered lifeless in the greenhouse of his Seattle home. The musician had been missing for a few days prior to the discovery, and friends and family were worried about his well-being. Cobain checked himself into a rehab facility in Los Angeles in late March, but on April 1, he decided to leave without alerting anyone, per Rolling Stone. Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, hired investigators to find her husband, but he had already gone back to Seattle.

It was an electrician who was supposed to install a security system who found Cobain's body. Authorities were immediately called to the scene where the musician was found with fresh injection marks on his arms and a gunshot wound to the head. A shotgun was beside his body, and a suicide note was also found, as reported by History. Fans of Nirvana and Cobain were devastated to learn the news. He was only 27 years old and left behind his wife and their 1-year-old daughter Frances Bean.

Kurt Cobain's death scene and autopsy report

Upon investigating the death of Kurt Cobain, authorities found several items. Beside the musician's body was a cigar box with drugs and paraphernalia. On his wrist was the medical bracelet from the rehab center he left days prior. Cobain left a page-long handwritten note that touched on his feelings toward performing. "It simply isn't fair to you or me. The worst crime I can think of would be to rip people off by faking it and pretending as if I'm having 100% fun," he wrote (via ATI). The end of the letter was addressed to his wife and read, "Please keep going Courtney, for Frances. For her life, which will be so much happier without me."

Cobain's autopsy revealed that he had died a couple of days before his body was found, and the official date of death was April 5, 1994. The toxicology report stated that Cobain had a high concentration of heroin in his system at the time of his death that measured 1.52 milligrams per liter. The autopsy report also noted old needle tracks on Cobain's arm, as well new puncture wounds. The official cause of death was listed as a self-inflicted "contact perforating shotgun wound to the head" (via Autopsy Files).

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