Official Nirvana Facebook page gives short shrift to conspiracy theory that Kurt Cobain is alive
Even by the standards of conspiracy theories, this one is a little far-fetched.
Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, died aged 27 in April 1994.
22 years after his death, some are claiming that it was all a conspiracy, basing the theory on footage of a Peruvian singer called Ramiro Saavedra performing a version of ‘Come as You Are’ on a Peruvian talent show, footage which originally aired on 2012 but has gone viral again recently.
Clip via Erick salinas diaz
Granted, Saavedra bears a slight physical resemblance to Cobain and sounds a little like he did when he was alive over two decades ago, but to suggest that it provides evidence Cobain is still alive is ridiculous in the extreme.
Nearly as ridiculous, in fact, as the suggestions that Michael Jackson is still alive based on the sight of a pile of clothes in an Instagram picture taken by his daughter earlier this year.
Besides, as if it matters, Saavedra plays guitar right-handed; Cobain played the guitar with his left hand.
The Daily Mail reported the conspiracy theory about Cobain’s death earlier this week and the official Nirvana Facebook page subsequently included the report in a post addressing the conspiracy theory on the page.
As you can probably tell, it wasn’t something they were taking entirely seriously…