In case you’ve been living under a rock for 20 years, there has been a lot of talk and private investigation into the theory that Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was in fact murdered, and did not commit suicide as reported. If you’re a casual (or non) Nirvana fan, or if you’ve never heard of this theory, then chances are you’re groaning and rolling your eyes just about now.
The fact is: there is far more substantial (and circumstantial) evidence in the Cobain case that points to foul play than there is to indicate suicide.
I won’t go into a ton of detail about the case here. If you’re interested, head over to Tom Grant’s website. Tom is the private investigator that Courtney Love hired to find Cobain when he went missing in April of 1994 after escaping rehab. While working for Courtney, the “suicide” case of Kurt Cobain started to prove very strange, prompting Tom to end his employment with Courtney and investigate the case on his own for the last 20 years.
This year is the 20th Anniversary of Cobain’s death. On the 10th Anniversary, Tom Grant resurfaced on various radio and talk shows to raise awareness about the case. Now he is involved with director Benjamin Statler on the upcoming independent film Soaked in Bleach, which is scheduled to be released this year.
Some info about the film, taken from the description on the project’s Facebook page:
SOAKED IN BLEACH reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case. Coming soon in 2014.Director: Benjamin Statler
Producers: Benjamin Statler, Richard Middelton, Donnie Eichar
Writers: Benjamin Statler, Richard Middelton, Donnie Eichar