Kurt Cobain Is Still Alive, Nirvana Says

Kurt Cobain

Portrait of Kurt by nicolas vadilonga, image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC by 2.0)

After faking his own suicide, Kurt Cobain has been teaching himself right-handed guitar in Peru, according to surviving members of the band.

Just like Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen, especially on the internet. Diehard fans just don’t want the singer to have actually passed more than 20 years ago. They’re willing to keep him alive through crazy theories.

The Daily Mail decided it was time to publish yet another conspiracy theory after images of Peruvian singer Ramiro Saavedra were shared online. Saavedra was performing Come As You Are in 2012. Yet fans rushed to the online stage to point out the striking similarities between the late singer and Saavedra.

As expected, hardcore fans were quick to comment on the news. One fan posted, “OMG Kurt Cobain is alive” with another writing, “He is alive!” This seems like just another conspiracy theory to add to countless others.

However, the official Nirvana Facebook page decided to get in on the action. In a sarcastic post, they wrote in Spanish,

It’s true. Kurt is alive. He needed time to learn to play the guitar with his right hand. Finding left-handed guitars is never easy. We are so glad to have him back and we’ll forgive him for all the sadness that we have felt deep in our hearts.”

The sarcastic comment touched on one very wrong thing with the conspiracy theory. Saavedra can be seen playing the guitar with his right-hand, but Cobain was left-handed.

This official post was not without some harsh feedback from Nirvana fans. People criticized the Nirvana administrator for making light for Cobain’s passing. Others jumped to the defense of the page, with one user writing that the world is a place filled with overly sensitive “twats” and,

You can’t do or say anything without stepping on someone’s toes and offending them.”

Another user wrote in Croatian,


Dear children, everything is true on Facebook.

You can read the actual post here and comment if you’d like.

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Amazing how all the conspiracy theories basically suck. But maybe Notorious BIG is one of the more believable ones.

    • Daniel Adrian Sanchez
      Daniel Adrian Sanchez

      I haven’t yet heard about any Biggie ones. Do you happen to know one?


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