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Kurt Cobain Tribute Unveiled in Singer’s Hometown

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Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was honored April 5 as a tribute statue was unveiled in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA.  The ceremony marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain’s suicide.

According to Spinner, the statue is a concrete guitar, a Fender Jag-Stang to be exact, that Cobain used frequently.  The lyrics to the Nirvana song “On A Plain” are inscribed on the memorial, reading “One more special message to go and then I’m done and I can go home.”

The creator of the statue is local artist Lora Malakoff, who decided to work on the project when she discovered that nothing similar already existed.

“I first moved to Aberdeen right after Kurt Cobain died,” Malakoff said in an interview with Q13Fox. “And I was always surprised there was nothing here to memorialize him. I had always hoped there would be. As one generation goes and another takes over, things change. That’s what happened here with Kurt Cobain.”

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