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Kurt Cobain was not a 'tortured genius', he had an illness

by JM on 04/06/15

In light of the upcoming release of "Montage of Heck" a book and documentary film about Kurt Cobain, UK author Matt Haig (Reasons to Stay Alive) takes on the myth of the tortured genius.

"On April 5 1994, 21 very short years ago, Kurt Cobain took his own life. I was a teenager at the time and can remember news of the Nirvana frontman's death had a devastating impact, but I was also culturally aware enough to know it fit a kind of template. Rock stars were troubled. They died young, often at their own hands. In my immaturity, I thought there was something cool about it." (Read full article

The book Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig is published by Canongate Books

The young Kurt Cobain in scene from "Montage of Heck"

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