Washington town proclaims Feb. 20 Kurt Cobain Day

By Michelle Kapusta,

Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington has decided to proclaim a day to honor the late singer.

The Associated Press has reported that Bill Simpson, the mayor of Aberdeen, has said that the grunge rocker's birthday on Feb. 20 will be proclaimed 'Kurt Cobain Day' in the city.

According to KXRO, the proclamation reads, "Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements."

Aberdeen is following in the footsteps of nearby town, Hoquiam, where the singer lived for a short time. The city said back in December that April 10 would be Nirvana Day in honor of the band's Hall of Fame induction.

The Nirvana frontman rose to fame in 1991 and married Hole lead singer Courtney Love one year later.

Cobain was an extremely talented, but troubled performer. He was heavy into alcohol and drugs for much of his career.

In 1994, he was found dead in an apparent suicide in the guest house of his Seattle home.

A lengthy suicide note was left behind addressing his fans, his wife and the couple’s daughter, Frances Bean.

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