It was 19 years ago today that Kurt Cobain killed himself (though many people insist that he was murdered). The body of the Nirvana frontman was discovered three days later, on April 8, 1994, by an electrician. Today, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has posted previously unpublished photographs from the scene of Cobain's suicide.
A few of their frames were published after Cobain's death in 1994. But most of them have sat in the same negative sleeves they were placed in the day they were taken.
The negatives now reside at the Museum of History and Industry, which has preserved millions of P-I negatives after three donations: One in 1976, another in 1986 and a third in 2000. With the help of photo curator Howard Giske, we scanned the images that Urban, Webber and other unidentified P-I photographers took at Cobain's home in 1994 and at the memorial on April 10 of that year at Seattle Center. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]