Cobain died by suicide on April 5, 1994, in his Seattle, Wash., home. The Seattle Police Department concluded he had died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound, and a suicide note had been discovered at the house. This April marked the 27th anniversary of the musician's death, and the FBI released a 10-page file that month. It contained two letters from individuals whose names were redacted from the files, and who believed Cobain's death was the result of a homicide.
The first letter, dated Sept. 24, 2003, cited the 1998 book Who Killed Kurt Cobain? The Mysterious Death of an Icon, the 1998 movie Kurt & Courtney about Cobain and his wife, musician Courtney Love, and a California state licensed private investigator hired by Love who believed foul play was involved, and that Love "had something to do with it."