Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic says he saw Kurt Cobain ‘out of his mind on heroin’ days before suicide

The bassist says Cobain 'wasn't thinking clearly' before his death

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has described seeing Kurt Cobain “out of his mind on heroin” days before the frontman committed suicide.

Cobain was found dead in his Seatlle home on April 8, 1994 aged just 27. It was estimated that he had been dead since April 5. Novoselic recalled seeing him shortly before that.

“He was out of his mind on heroin,” Novoselic said. “I remember seeing him those last days and he was loaded. And so he wasn’t thinking clearly when he did that [committed suicide].”


Speaking in a new interview with SPIN, he went on to describe Cobain’s emotional state following his March 1994 suicide attempt in Rome while the band were on a European tour.

He stated: “And after Rome, he tried to kill himself in Rome, and he was really weird after that. Like, quiet and just kinda, he should’ve never done that, but he did it. You know, it’s just like, it’s terrible. People do it. I was heartbroken when it happened. It was terrible.”


“I wish Kurt woulda lived and then was like a monk somewhere,” Novoselic continued. “He woulda been a great monk. He coulda been a great painter. He coulda been a great sculptor. He was such a talented artist. He coulda done whatever he wanted to do. He didn’t have to do what he did.”

Courtney Love recently wrote an emotional series of messages to late husband Kurt Cobain to mark their daughter Frances Bean Cobain’s recent birthday.

Frances Bean turned 23 on August 18, with Love taking to Twitter to share a series of pictures featuring herself, Cobain and their daughter when she was a baby.

In one caption, Love wrote: “My greatest love and our precious Bean #missyou #memories”. Another read: “Makes me feel so sad. Our baby is all grown up now. Jesus Kurt look at her face, what on earth were you thinking..⁉⁉ God I miss you, we all miss you #family #memories #turnbacktime #lovehim”.


Frances Bean Cobain recently served as executive producer on Montage Of Heck, the recent documentary about the late Nirvana frontman.

The film’s director Brett Morgen recently confirmed that the movie’s soundtrack will be released on November 6.