Ever since their first appearance “Headbanger’s Ball” and their turn on “Unplugged,” Nirvana were always part of the MTV family. So when news broke on April 8, 1994, that frontman Kurt Cobain had committed suicide , it hit us pretty hard.
On the 20th anniversary of that sad day, we went back to the archives to see how MTV made sense of the news that floored the music world while commemorating a musical light dimmed way too soon. MTV News was there with videos, interviews and a two-hour special about the 27-year-old grunge icon’s life.
From Kurt Loder’s ripped-from-the-wire first report of Cobain’s death, to live concert clips and interviews, to interviews from the scene of the musician’s tragic suicide, MTV News looks back at a day that changed us all.
The First Report
Looking Back On A Legend