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Kurt Cobain Shrine -- Set in Stone

4/5/2011 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain has yet another way to be immortalized -- TMZ has learned, a 13-foot statue of a guitar was erected today ... in honor of the 17th anniversary of his death.

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The statue will be unveiled this afternoon in Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, WA.  We're told his grandfather is expected to attend, as well as former band members from Nirvana.

TMZ spoke with the statue's artist -- Lora Malakoff -- who tells us, the guitar will rest near the infamous Young Street Bridge, which the musician often sought refuge under to write lyrics.

A moment of silence please.


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46.

HAHA    

You retards, he was killed. Research the topic and you'll find out a little more. The stupid never has been of a wife had him offed and couldn't even write her own music.

1195 days ago
47.

TMP    

He was overrated.

He was addicted to drugs and shot himself, abondoning his baby.

And people CELEBRATE him?

There are a hundred other overrated musicians that did the same thing...and some of them made way better music.

1195 days ago
48.

todd lee    

You know what the difference is between Kurt Cobain and the douche bags talking crap??

17 years after you die...no one will remember you or even care anymore.

But here are are STILL talking about Kurt Cobain 17 years later.

1195 days ago
49.

SeaThom    

You know what the difference is between Kurt Cobain and the douche bags talking crap??

17 years after you die...no one will remember you or even care anymore.

But here are are STILL talking about Kurt Cobain 17 years later.

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Pretty much sums it up... Right place, right time, right guy... I was born and raised here in Seattle and saw Kurt play regularly as my band was an opener for a lot of Seattle and Oly bands. Guy had talent and charisma. Any of you that can make the mark he did in anything in your pathetic lives then have the right to talk. Till the... F.O.

1195 days ago
50.

Serge Grandchamps    

Am I the only one that doesn't understand why the fuss with this guy, and the fact that nobody ''EVER'' understood a lyric?
Sobber up AMERICA...

1195 days ago
51.

SeaThom    

BTW that monument wasn't made pretty or out of marble because you can bet your sweet ass it's going to be plenty marked up and decorated by fans in a short time. I think Kurt would have liked it's bland ugliness. It will evolve and change over time...

1195 days ago
52.

SeaThom    

Thats just you Grampa... By the looks of your spelling you should take your own advice and "sobber" up too.....

1195 days ago
53.

J Johnson    

@60...
"sobber up"? Maybe that's why you couldn't understand any lyrics, you don't know how to spell...

1195 days ago
54.

Maria    

Please tell me that the photo has been reversed. He was left handed and played a left handed guitar. That is a righty. OOOpsey.

1195 days ago
55.

Sterling713    

Any of you people ever wonder why a guy, on top of the world, who just had a baby (which he wanted more than any thing else in the world) would all the sudden kill himself? He was murdered. Maybe by Courtney, maybe not, but he was murdered.

1195 days ago
56.

bailey    

YUCK. Why should we glorify a selfish loser who left behind a child to be raised by that crack whore?

1195 days ago
57.

Henry Stauf    

Kurt Cobain and Kristen Pfaff were both murdered.

1195 days ago
58.

Criss    

Yeah, "Sobber up"!
(sheesh)

1194 days ago
59.

ashley    

Honestly it makes me so sad to read all of these terrible comments, not only on this topic but every single topic posted on this website. It seems to me that no one has anything positive to say ever, like you are all above everyone and everything. Regardless of the cir***stances surrounding his death, we lost a legend that day, and one step above that; a human being.. yet all anyone can say is "he deserved it" "who cares?" Obviously you care... your here reading and commenting aren't you? please! I learned at a young age that if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all!

1194 days ago
60.

Carvey    

A 13-foot shotgun (a shotgun being Cobain's method of suicide) would be a much more meaningful shrine as it would illustrate the inevitable outcome of drug abuse and untreated mental illness.

1194 days ago
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