(Tom Grant is the main source of information on the case, having spoken very openly about his belief Kurt was murdered.)
Kurt Donald Cobain left a Marina Del Rey drug rehabilitation centre on April 1st 1994 and was later reported missing, a week later he was found dead.
Two days after Cobain had left the rehab centre, while conducting business as a California State licensed private investigator, Tom Grant was hired by Courtney Love (wife of Cobain for two years) to locate her husband while she was in Los Angeles. Love stayed in Los Angeles while Tom Grant and Cobain’s close friend Dylan Carlson searched for him. Coincidently Carlson and Grant had searched in the Cobain residence the night before Kurt's body was discovered in the Greenhouse of the same residence.
The police immediately concluded that the death was a result of suicide. Love’s private investigator and many people close to the victim thought much differently. Rosemary Carroll, Love and Cobain’s close friend and lawyer, also had doubts about the ruling of the death.
After several months of investigation, including dozens of taped interviews with Cobain's closest friends and family members, Grant reached the conclusion that Courtney Love and Michael Dewitt, (the nanny who lived at the Cobain residence), were involved in “a conspiracy that resulted in the murder of Kurt Cobain” also saying that “it appears this was not the first attempt on Cobain's life by Courtney Love, however, it was obviously the first to succeed” and “the events surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain are filled with lies, contradictions in logic, and countless inconsistencies”.
Love has taken many actions to keep a lot of information about the case away from the public. This includes Courtney Love, her friends, attorney's and the media/press engaging in the effort to conceal the details surrounding Cobain's death. Love’s attorneys have threatened those in various media outlets with "potential lawsuits" numerous times and exceptionally frequently when they receive light that someone could be going against the idea that Cobain committed suicide.
So, what factors take part in this conspiracy?
- Kurt Cobain: Possible murder victim.
- Courtney Love: Wife of Kurt, in Los Angeles at the time of death.
- Tom Grant: Private Investigator hired by Courtney.
- Michael DeWitt: Longtime friend of Courtney. Nanny living at the residence.
- Dylan Carlson: Kurt's best friend.
- Rosemary Carroll: Kurt and Courtney's friend & lawyer.
- Joe Mama: Long time friend of Courtney.
- Caitlin Moore: Seattle drug dealer not liked by Courtney.
- 171 Lake Washington Blvd: The house owned by Kurt and Courtney, to which Kurt returned on April 2, 1994.
- The Greenhouse: Space above the garage is where Kurt's body was found.
If you don't already know, this is Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain:
Courtney Michelle Love, born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964 in San Francisco, California, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist.
Courtney was a predominant presence in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s.
Her career has spanned four decades.
She rose to fame as the front woman of the band Hole, which she formed in 1989.
Love has drawn public attention for her outgoing live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain.
She spent the years that formed her career in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, where she was in a series of short-lived bands before being cast in two films by British director Alex Cox.
After forming Hole in 1989, she received substantial attention from underground rock press for the group's debut album, Pretty on the Inside, and Hole's second release, Live Through This, released in 1994, which gave her high-profile renown with critical accolades and multi-platinum sales.
Kurt Donald Cobain, born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
He formed the band “Nirvana” with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987, practically creating a new genre of music known as grunge.
Nirvana's debut album Bleach was released in 1989.
Nirvana found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their second album Nevermind which was released in 1991.
Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labelled "the flagship band" of Generation X (The generation of people born in the 1960s spanning to the early 1980s) and "the spokesman of a generation." Cobain didn’t like this label, believing his message and artistic vision had been misinterpreted by the public.
His personal problems were often subject to media attention.
During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, chronic health problems, and depression. He also had difficulty coping with his fame and public image, and the professional and personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love.
On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle; the death was ruled a suicide by a “self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.”
He and his band has sold over 25 million albums in the U.S., and over 75 million worldwide. Cobain was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, along with the Nirvana bandmates.