Photos: Seattle Police Show Shotgun Kurt Cobain Used For Suicide

  • by: Alan Duke

Seattle police have made public for the first time photos of the shotgun they say Kurt Cobain used to kill himself 22 years ago.

Police and he family of Cobain, who died of a shotgun blast to his head on April 8, 1994, is in court trying to block an effort to release more grisly crime scene photos that show Cobain's corpse.

Cobain's daughter testified that the family fears the additional release may "encourage disturbed stalkers and fanatical threats."

Investigators concluded the Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain killed himself at age 27 in his Seattle home. The case, however, has remained a fascination among fans and the police have officially kept the cold case file open.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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