The ongoing exhibit was hosted in Cobain’s hometown at The Aberdeen Museum of History where priceless and rare artifacts including personal belongings of the singer as well as his artwork were on display. Posters, art, band t-shirts, and a couch he once slept on at a friend’s house in the eighties have all been severely damaged by what is suspected to by an electrical fire. Fortunately no one was hurt in the blaze.
What’s even more tragic about the sudden loss of all his memorabilia is the fact that the late rock stars daughter Frances Bean Cobain also recently lost the iconic guitar Kurt used in his MTV unplugged segment ( the very last show before he died ) in a divorce settlement with Isaiah Silva. Bean also announced last week she will be launching a show of her own in Ireland, featuring some of her father’s art and personal items too. The exhibition is titled Growing Up Kurt Cobain and will include childhood drawings, handwritten lyrics, and a car, among other rarities.
Although Kurt Cobain often expressed his disdain for his hometown – the city still celebrates an official Kurt Cobain day with ‘Come As You Are’ even used as the communities welcoming sign.