The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain

Wednesday 11 March at 8.30pm on DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

New Zealand Premiere!

On April 1st 1994 Kurt Cobain jumped over the wall of the drug rehabilitation centre where he was staying at in Los Angeles. On April 8th 1994 an electrician discovered his body at his home in Seattle. During those seven days Kurt was officially listed as a missing person. This documentary reveals what really happened during the last days and hours in the life of Kurt Cobain. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with drug addiction and the media pressures surrounding him and his wife, Courtney Love. His death was ruled a suicide with a shotgun wound to the head. Since then, the circumstances surrounding his death have fueled much analysis and debate. This documentary speaks to some of the people who saw or met with Cobain in his last week. Some of these people include: The woman who watched him lick his plate clean, and fail to sign a cheque in his local restaurant. Duff Mckagan, former bass player of ‘Guns n Roses’, who sat next to him on the plane back to Seattle. And his drug counsellor from rehab. There are also those who claim to have seen him in those last few days, to have touched the hem of his cloth. And then there is Brant, who saw him in a dream the night before he died. It is a film about the generation of a myth. Of the deification of Cobain and the eerie silence that fell over Seattle in the days following his death, when his ghost wandered the city.

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