Where Is Kurt Cobain Buried? Memorials to Visit on the 25th Anniversary of His Death

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 25 years since Kurt Cobain passed away at the age of 27 in Seattle. In the short time he was alive, the Nirvana frontman from the small working class town of Aberdeen, WA made an indelible mark on music and ’90s counterculture.

As we reflect back on his life and tragic death, we will also explore some of places where fans can pay their respects.

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Kurt Cobain doesn’t have a gravesite, but there are several memorials. 

The “Heart-Shaped Box” singer’s remains were cremated and scattered in a private memorial ceremony arranged by his mother and attended by close family, widow Courtney Love, daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and Cobain’s ex-girlfriend, Tracy Marander.

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Originally established and maintained by fans as Kurt Cobain Landing, the city adopted the spot in 2015 on the 20th anniversary of his passing.

The site is at the foot of Young Street Bridge, which is referenced in the song “Something in the Way,” and features a guitar statue and memorial plaque.

Viretta Park Memorial Bench — Seattle

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viretta park bench kurt cobain

Source: Google Maps

Though no official monument exists in Seattle, Emerald City fans made a park bench in Viretta Park into an unofficial one due to the greenspace’s location next to Kurt’s home and place of death. There have been several efforts to make an official memorial in the city where he rose to fame and made his home until his death on April 5, 1994, have been unsuccessful.

The lone bench within the small park has been decorated with Nirvana related graffiti over the years since Kurt’s death.

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Kurt’s Childhood Home

kurt cobain home

Source: Google Maps

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Kurt is one of the most famous members of the “27 Club”

Passing away at the age of 27 is an eerie coincidence shared by several celebrities who died young, including fellow rock musicians and Seattle denizens Jimi Hendrix and Mia Zapata. Morbid music fans have glommed onto this coincidence by dubbing celebrities who passed on at that age as the “27 Club.”

Other “members” include Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and the most recent member, Fredo Santana.

His suicide note is still a source of endless speculation.

Some fans have long speculated that Kurt’s death is suspicious, though it was ruled a suicide in 1999 and has been reinvestigated more than once. One reason cited is that, until the final lines, which seem to be possibly in a different handwriting, the note found at the scene reads more like an announcement he planned to leave the band than to leave the world. 

Here is the text that appears to be added after the fact:

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kurt cobain suicide note

Source: Seattle Police Department

“Please keep going Courtney, for Frances.

For her life, which will be so much happier without me.

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Kurt lives on best through his daughter, Frances.

frances bean cobain courtney love

Source: Getty Images

Though she was too young to have any memories of Kurt, Frances has helped keep his memory alive as executive producer of the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

This year, she will turn the same age her father was when he died.

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