AP PHOTOS: Fans honor Cobain 20 years after deathApril 5, 2014 @ 10:06 pm
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Two decades after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in Seattle, fans flocked to the home where he died to pay homage to the influential rocker.
Fans came from nearby cities like Portland, Ore., or faraway towns in Georgia -- some sporting '90s-era "grunge" attire like plaid shirts -- to leave handwritten notes, flowers and unopened beers to honor the musician.
Police believe Cobain killed himself on April 5, 1994, and his body was found three days later. An investigation determined that the 27-year-old had taken a massive overdose of heroin and then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun.
Cobain's Nirvana helped popularize the Pacific Northwest's heavy, muddy "grunge" rock scene, along with bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney.
Nirvana, which sold millions of albums, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
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