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Fans honor Cobain 2 decades later

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Associated Press
Portland residents Ashly Archibald, 26, left, and Kim Hoffman, 28, leaves a note in memory of Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain, in Seattle.

– 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 this weekend from nearby cities including Portland, Ore., and faraway towns in Georgia – some sporting 1990s-era grunge attire such as plaid shirts – to leave handwritten notes, flowers and unopened beers to honor the musician.

Police believe Cobain killed himself 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 grunge rock scene, along with bands Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney. Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.

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