Kurt Cobain Exhibition in Washington Museum Destroyed by Fire

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City on Nov. 19, 1993. 

Sad news for Nirvana fans: a museum containing Kurt Cobain rarities has been destroyed by a fire. Pieces from the late singer’s personal collection, including artwork, were being displayed at the Aberdeen Museum of History in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA.

The blaze broke out Saturday (June 9) from unknown causes. Aberdeen fire chief Tom Hubbard called it a “massive destruction of historic items and “a devastating loss for the city.”

Writer Ryland Spencer also shared some photos of some of the irreplaceable items that were decimated, while Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic responded to the loss by sharing footage of the fire.