Cobain passed away in April 1994. While his cause of death was officially ruled as suicide, speculation surrounding the circumstances of his passing have circulated ever since.
The Daily Mail recently reported of fans claiming that the guitarist was still alive after seeing a video of Peruvian singer Ramiro Saavedra covering Nirvana classic ‘Come As You Are’ on the South American country’s talent show Yo Soy, footage that dated back to 2012. Fans appeared to believe that the singer was actually the grunge star. Watch below.
Nirvana’s Facebook page later posted a link to the Mail article, along with a sarcastic caption that read: “It is true, Kurt is alive. He needed time to learn to play the guitar with his right hand. Finding left-handed guitars is not easy. We are so happy to have him back and forgive him for all of the sadness that we have held so deeply in our hearts.”
An additional message from the person in charge of the band’s Facebook account added: “I thought people like conspiracy theories. I can’t do anything right!”
Meanwhile, Kurt Cobain’s family are working with a ‘legacy act’ manager to organise a touring exhibition of his artwork.
Jeff Jampol’s management company, Jampol Artist Management, helps promote the legacies of late performers including Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. The Nirvana frontman is the latest artist to be added to their roster, and Jampol says that he is “going to be relevant for centuries.”
Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, reportedly signed over rights to his name and likeness to their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain in 2010, and in an interview with The New York Times, Jampol has confirmed that he is working with members of the Cobain family to tour Cobain’s art.
The exhibition will involve “Kurt’s works and his art and his possessions,” according to Jampol. “He’s got some amazing canvases that a lot of the world has never seen or even heard of.”