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Name: Kurt Cobain                                                                   
Birth name: Kurt Donald Cobain                                                     
Born: 20 February 1967 Aberdeen, Washington, USA                                   
Died: 5 April 1994 Seattle, Washington, USA                                         
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994), was an American             
musician who served as lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the Seattle-based 
rock band Nirvana.                                                                 
Cobain formed Nirvana in 1987 with Krist Novoselic. Within two years, the band     
became a fixture of the burgeoning Seattle grunge scene. In 1991, the arrival of   
Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" marked the beginning of a dramatic shift of     
popular rock music away from the dominant genres of the 1980s (glam metal, arena   
rock, and dance-pop) and toward grunge and alternative rock. The music media       
eventually awarded the song "anthem-of-a-generation" status, and, with it,         
Cobain was labeled a "spokesman" for Generation X.                                 
During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with drug addiction and the     
media pressures surrounding him and his wife, Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994,     
Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially     
ruled a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. In ensuing years, the             
circumstances of his death became a topic of fascination and debate.