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article imageKurt Cobain statue erected in Washington

By KJ Mullins     Apr 5, 2011 in Entertainment
A statue of a large concrete guitar has been installed in a Washington state park on the 17th anniversary of grunge singer Kurt Cobain's death.
The lead singer of Nirvana killed himself with a firearm in 1994 at the age of 27.
As a hometown memorial to Cobain a statue by Kim and Lora Malakoff of a 8 1/2 foot sculpture has been erected in North Aberdeen, Washington.
TMZ reports that Cobain's grandfather was expected to attend the statue's unveiling Tuesday afternoon as well as Nirvana band members.
Cobain's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is still a mainstay for cover bands. Casey Abrams, a contestant on this season of American Idol, performed the song just weeks ago.
At the time of his death Cobain was married to Courtney Love. The couple had one child, Frances Bean Cobain.
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