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.
#BREAKING Heather Luther sent us this video of fire at the Aberdeen Museum housed in the historic armory. Among the treasures inside is a Kurt Cobain exhibit. @SuzannePhan is heading there for #KOMONews pic.twitter.com/cbxvdxiIyA
— Keith Eldridge (@KeithKOMO4) June 9, 2018
Sad to hear about the fire at the Aberdeen Museum of History. Here are a couple pics of the Kurt Cobain Exhibit and one of the old Stewart Field (Aberdeen HS stadium) sign I took when I was down there last September. Horrible loss for the community. pic.twitter.com/rsRliBPbmA
— Ryland Spencer™ (@RylandSpencer) June 11, 2018
This is terrible. Hope people are safe. https://t.co/ZWvwjr2Il2
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) June 9, 2018