Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Fifteen years ago . . . . .

(Via Wikipedia)
On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system. Apart from a minor amount of blood coming out of Cobain's ear, the electrician reported seeing no visible signs of trauma, and initially believed that Cobain was asleep until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A suicide note was found that said, "I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing . . . for too many years now". A high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium were also found in his body. Cobain's body had been lying there for days; the coroner's report estimated Cobain to have died on April 5, 1994

Suicide is a STUPID way to die. There may be valid reasons for a person to end their life, but here was a man who was an addict who killed himself because in the moment he pulled the trigger of that shotgun, his drug addled mind saw no other options. If he'd given it an hour or two, or a day, or a week, it would have gotten better, or at least different.

I miss you, Kurt, but that was a shitty way to go out. And heroin and valium will kill excitement for anyone. Too bad . . . .

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