April 6, 2011 0:25

Kurt Cobain tribute statue unveiled in Nirvana singer's hometown

Statue was revealed on the 17th anniversary of Cobain's death

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A statue in tribute to Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain was unveiled yesterday (April 5) in Aberdeen, Washington, which was Cobain's hometown.

The unveiling marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occurred on April 5, 1994.

The statue is not of Cobain himself, but of his signature Fender Jag-Stang guitar, reports Aberdeen newspaper The Daily World.

It is situated in a park in North Aberdeen near the Young Street Bridge, which has been a visiting attraction for Nirvana fans as it is mentioned in the lyrics for the band’s track 'Something In The Way'.

The concrete guitar is eight and a half feet tall and also features a ribbon with lyrics written on it from Nirvana’s 'On a Plain'. It reads: "One more special message to go and then I'm done and I can go home."

The statue has been designed by local artists Kim and Lora Malakoff.

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