The Nirvana frontman's suicide was an epochal event for most of Generation X and has resurfaced in the news recently with newly released photographs of the singer's death scene.
But Cobain continues to live on through his music. As long as there are musicians, there will be new interpretations of Nirvana songs, and as long as there are young people, there will be an appreciation for Cobain's raw pathos and deft hand with melody.
To commemorate his life are these photos – including art Cobain did as a child – and the video above.
The photos are from Life's new tribute volume, Remembering Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later, which is now available on newsstands and in bookstores everywhere.
The video is from journalist and Nirvana fan Dave Seminara, who takes viewers through the Aberdeen, Wash., home where Cobain spent most of his youth.
Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain, and Courtney Love at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1993
A piece of Kurt Cobain's childhood artwork, dated 1980
Chad Channing, Krist Novoselic, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in 1990
Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic performing in Seattle in 1993
Kurt Cobain, in an undated childhood photo
More pictures at the source