by Alexandra Pollard Staff | Photos by Seattle Police Department

Kurt Cobain conspiracy theorist suing Seattle Police Department

Richard Lee believes Cobain was murdered in 1994


Kurt Cobain conspiracy theorist suing Seattle Police Department Photo: Seattle Police Department

A Kurt Cobain death conspiracy theorist is suing the Seattle Police Department, after they released photos of his death scene that had previously been undeveloped.

Richard Lee, who has consistently claimed that Cobain did not commit suicide, but was murdered, is representing himself in the case. The suit claims that the pictures, which took 20 years to see the light of day, should have been released long ago.

Though he's far from the only person who believes the Nirvana lead singer was murdered, Lee is one of the conspiracy's more high-profile supporters, having previously hosted a public access television show called 'Kurt Cobain Was Murdered', and run for mayor several times, unsuccessfully.

Watch part of Lee's documentary series 'Kurt Cobain Was Murdered' below

Recently, as the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death approached, the Seattle Police Department re-examined the case, and published previously undeveloped photos of the death scene, including the original placement of his suicide note. A state law in Washington says that failure to disclose records can result in a fine of $5-100 a day for each document.

Kurt Cobain was found dead on 8 April 1994, at the age of 27, by an electrician who had come to do some work on the house. The coroner estimated his actual death date as 5 April, and police determined that he had committed suicide.

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