The Tragic Life of Kurt Cobain

Enigma, tortured artist, music legend. For this list, we’re taking a look at the tragic life of 90s music icon and Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain. Our video includes deep dives into Cobain’s childhood, his meteoric rise to the top of the music world, and his struggles with drug addiction. What do YOU think was the most tragic part of Kurt Cobain’s life? Let us know in the comments!

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100+ komentarze:
What's your favorite Kurt Cobain song?
*He would've hated social media*
K.O.L. King Of Losers Music Reviewer
K.O.L. King Of Losers Music Reviewer:
I respect this man without question. Even at the height of his success, he still wanted to live like he was broke
*Talks about super depressing and serious topic
"BeForE wE ConTInuE Be SuRE to RInG the BeLL t0 get NotiFied oF OuR LatEsT ViDeoS." -watchmojo
Belmin Cikotic
Belmin Cikotic:
I’m a simple man, i see Kurt Cobain i press like
DIO The Invader
DIO The Invader:
It's not fair that my parents have this Legend and I got Bieber and Cardi B.
Angel Keziah
Angel Keziah:
Two legends lost in the 90's; Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury. So sad.
Edit: Thank you for mentioning other great artist we lost in the 90s. It's just that I could not mention them all
John Rotten
John Rotten:
Mom: Kurt you are worthless and I hated taking care of you since you were 10.
Kurt: Hey mom I'm in the biggest band in the world and have 20 million dollars.
Mom: Kurt remember how much I loved you and treated you the best???
He was 27 when he died, so if he were alive today he would be 53. Jesus Christ...
F Moraiti
F Moraiti:
Courtney Love was the worst thing that happened to him...
Temporary Bakery
Temporary Bakery:
Kurt was adorable, even as an adult
Alex Mercer
Alex Mercer:
He never should have been prescribed the meds for being “overactive”
Nick Dask
Nick Dask:
He was a sensitive young man,he owned everything and nothing in the same time.He was alone....
Ashish Sawant
Ashish Sawant:
He was an enigmatic soul trapped in a tired , sick body.
Glamrock Freddy
Glamrock Freddy:
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain
(February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)
He left us too soon.
Devin Luoto
Devin Luoto:
His unplugged guitar just set 5 new world records. Most expensive guitar ever sold, and most expensive piece of music memorabilia ever!!! 6 million bucks!! Fricken A man
I Like Turtles
I Like Turtles:
This man was an absolute legend, so bad what happened
Camila Carrillo
Camila Carrillo:
his death hits me the hardest out of any other celebrity, I wish he was still here with us
Chris Casanova
Chris Casanova:
The first song I taught myself on guitar 18 year's ago was," Come As You Are".
Erika’s Adventures
Erika’s Adventures:
*Kurt was so fuckin pure.*

That’s why he’s still impacting people today, even the younger generations. It’s almost impossible not to gravitate and feel close to him because he just feels so relatable.
I don’t even know why I watched this when I already know everything about this man
Adam A
Adam A:
This man is the reason for why I ever wanted a guitar and wanted to play music
i would feel the worst pain in the world to bring him back
keviv 96
keviv 96:
"It's better to burn out than to fade away"
Jamal Vargas
Jamal Vargas:
Poor Kurt cobain his passing hurts out of all artist and don't get me wrong I miss tupac bigge Michael Jackson prince and Chester bennington but he was the 1990s
Amina Jarra
Amina Jarra:
I’m a simple teenage girl, I see Kurt Cobain I click
John Gurnhill
John Gurnhill:
Kurt cobain hated smells like teen spirit
Millennial Lane Toys
Millennial Lane Toys:
I have lived in Seattle my entire life; Kurt is a legend here. We absolutely love him.
Any true fan knows he didn’t take his own life the circumstances are just to in place for a murder
R.I.P Kurt Cobain
Gone but not forgotten
Andrew Pappas
Andrew Pappas:
He may be gone but his memory and musical legacy will never be forgotten
His death was tragic, his life was interesting.
Fingering Things
Fingering Things:
Man is GOATed through his music, his legacy is powerful
rriilleeyy riley
rriilleeyy riley:
Wouldn’t it be cool to say “kurt cobain spray painted my car”
Pappa Molly
Pappa Molly:
I think Kurt just wanted to be loved and people loved him but it’s not the love he wanted. He fell in love with Courtney but I think she took advantage of him and it drove him over the edge
Donald Lusk
Donald Lusk:
Kurt was a genius at writing melodies whether he knew it or not.
Mr Hamilton
Mr Hamilton:
This makes me love Kurt more, my god was he flawed, almost bitter at having to be famous for us all during his life, as real as they get - Look at artists now, desperate for attention.
Sylvia-Novella Underwood
Sylvia-Novella Underwood:
RIP Cobain

Such a beautiful man and a wonderful artist
Tony Carney
Tony Carney:
RIP Kurt your a legend. So sad your parents were trash bro
Mike B
Mike B:
Even when he was little he had that green cardigan
Henry Peralta
Henry Peralta:
He's such a huge inspiration!
My favorite song is "Dumb".
Rebecca - WatchMojo
Rebecca - WatchMojo:
An interesting "what if" scenario to discuss: what if Kurt Cobain had lived? Would Nirvana still be together? Would we have ever have gotten the Foo Fighters? Lots of fascinating followup questions...
Al Rz
Al Rz:
He was a genius. RIP
We've accepted that Carole killed her husband, what about Courtney Love?
how can you miss someone that you never met? That’s what I’m feeling rn
The guy was a wonderful person but all be it tragity. In my mind because of his caring nature he didn't like to fight so when the devorice happened he didn't know how to feel or act causing him to become the he did
senait h
senait h:
Typical 90s Songs :
1. I will always love you
2. Smells like teen spirit 😂
Erick Staver
Erick Staver:
One of the greatest musicians ever
Brian Perrine
Brian Perrine:
I remember the day they found him dead. It was the last day of spring break and I turned on the TV to see Kurt Loder talking about it. Then after a few months Hole played at Lalapalooza and the crowd threw shell casings on stage to signify her being the one who killed him. Nirvana got me through a LOT of tough times during high school as did other bands, but Kurt will always be my generations Elvis, the one who made their mark and left too soon 😢
RIP a legend like no other 🙌🏻
Crazy feverish girl
Crazy feverish girl:
All he needed was love and care from someone but he never could get it so that's why he decided to take it by own an it killed him...
Shaine White
Shaine White:
It's such a shame that he died and I was shocked to hear how he died.
Jack Pfister
Jack Pfister:
Our little group has always been and always will until the end ✌️
Zachary Johnson
Zachary Johnson:
A legend. It’s as simple as that
ViridHornet 572
ViridHornet 572:
You should do “The tragic life of LiL PEEP” 😯
꧁Mike Sully꧂
꧁Mike Sully꧂:
He was let down by society, by friends trying to do the right thing ending up doing the wrong thing, being in a band/career he was losing interest in, etc.
Plus the gear he was on flattens you as a person. He had experienced the opiate high and everything else becomes uninsteresting. But after you get dependent on the garbage even the gear ends up being something you use just to stop being sick.
Mr.Knight The Detective
Mr.Knight The Detective:
YES I'm a modern Nirvana fan and this is what I need. Kurt was such a legend. My favorite Nirvana song is Breed btw.
RIP a legend. We miss you!!!!!!
Lucas Sebastián
Lucas Sebastián:
When being talented, famous, rich, good-looking, having a wife and children doesn't make you happy...
Mr Hamilton
Mr Hamilton:
I was born after they formed, I still get lost in his music, smoke some bud, its magical.
NO CONSENT Productions
NO CONSENT Productions:
He’s so damn beautiful!
Chayton Ussery
Chayton Ussery:
Some people say he lived a life of sadness, some say happiness, but me, I see him as an musician that created music that is amazing still to this day. He was a legend that lived life how he felt would make him happy in his dark times, but never stopped making music.
Shaine White
Shaine White:
I grew up listening to his music, I was 10 and whenever I was on my way to school every morning, I often heard "Smells like teen spirit" on the my dad's radio.
Kurt was an absolute legend and icon. My favorite songs are something in the way and lithium. I always have felt a strong affinity to Kurt because I had alot of the same troubles he did going thru high school. Much love Kurt. You will never be gone
“Unfortunately he was labeled hyperactive as a kid and prescribed sedatives...he had a lot of energy....”

Um so you mean he was just an average normal happy kid.....that didnt need to be prescribed sedatives at all.....
Kayleigh L
Kayleigh L:
I wanna hug him and help him through his hurt
Drifting Away
Drifting Away:
When you lose everything you’re free to do anything..
i miss this man and wasn’t even alive when he was..
Lav Pandey
Lav Pandey:
He is the reason I'm still alive his songs help me go through my depression!
BadKarma OneZero
BadKarma OneZero:
This video should be titled WatchMojo watches Montage of Heck
Kurt has died for our sins and has become a grunge god!
Undefeateddawg TV
Undefeateddawg TV:
One word, Legend!
Jabbar Muhammad
Jabbar Muhammad:
He's one of my favorite musicians
By Demons Be Driven
By Demons Be Driven:
Cobain and Dead, both killed by self inflicted shotgun blast to the head (so cool). Actually they both died a more violent death than GG Allin did.
Step Bro
Step Bro:
"He lived to piss people off" lmao same
The least tasteful moment to place a “before we continue make sure to subscribe”
A A:
RIP Legend.
So no one was concerned when he wrote a song called "I Hate Myself and Want to Die"?
Hailan Johnson
Hailan Johnson:
he seemed like such a gorgeous person
Izz Zikri Johari
Izz Zikri Johari:
Why mojo post this story now??
Its all because of Kurt Cobain's guitar..
Diogo Almeida
Diogo Almeida:
Yes, Kurt at some points of his life was severely depressed but don't take his work and life all as sad things. Later (when nirvana started) he was a really funny guy who loved to be with his friends. He was actually known to be such a caring and loving person with a huge sense of humor. Check funny videos of them.
Jill Tanyan
Jill Tanyan:
Affection and attention is what he craved most,??!!! And didn’t see the black widow coming!!!!!!!
Hollye Rorabaugh
Hollye Rorabaugh:
He is KING. Amazing. And always loved
jonn mace
jonn mace:
We love you Kurt Cobain.
If only Layne Staley got this much critical acclaim.
Fitness Knight27
Fitness Knight27:
I was 11 when I first heard Nirvana. Band has helped me cope with depression and past trauma from abuse. Absolutely love Kurt Cobain. Not only an amazing musician but just an overall amazing person. Definitely tragic how his life ended. And as clitche as this may sound, his legacy lives on. Helping millions with his music.
❤Kurt❤ he went through so much. Couch surfing as a child that's not right. He deserved better he was a innocent child and a lot of damage was done. No wonder he self medicated. RIP KURT ❤ Prayers
One of hyperactivity's co-symptoms is depression. He was very damaged.
Having learned that, now Im saying his suicide is not a surprise at all.
Cole's Adventures
Cole's Adventures:
2:07 so we aint going to acknowledge the fact hes flipping us off.
Leilani Boudway
Leilani Boudway:
this is just of a story of a kid that should have been helped...
Kenny Powers
Kenny Powers:
And the fact that the parents watered his tablets from two years old so that he slept did you voice?
What's with the upbeat music playing in background?.
I was (& still am) obsessed with the point that my 8th grade English teacher told my mom it was unhealthy. I was instantly drawn to him...I connected with him, I felt, on a very personal level. I was crushed when I heard about his death...& still am. My 1st born was born late & just so happens, on Kurt's death date. "If you ever need anything please don't hesitate
to ask someone else first", *Even In His Youth, All Apologies, Pennyroyal Tea, Sappy, Downer, Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle, Floyd The Barber, Negative Creep, Curmudgeon, Lithium, Drain You, On A Plain, Blew, Sifting, Paper Cuts* (Basically the entire Bleach album) I mean, sorry not sorry, I seriously could go on & on & on! "Shameful as it seems.. can we show our faces now?"
Ryan Bruno
Ryan Bruno:
Kurt Cobain looks my uncle when he was a kid 😭😭😭
Scuffy Play Ram Ranch
Scuffy Play Ram Ranch:
Best singer of all time
Xavier Santini
Xavier Santini:
That snoop dogg and Kurt cobain picture need to be a shirt
Victor Hernandez
Victor Hernandez:
That interview with him on that boat or whatever is great 🤘
Was just thinking about this legend then I see this