Was Kurt Cobain's Death Really a Suicide? New Movie Examines the Question

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Was Kurt Cobain murdered? That is the question the movie Soaked In Bleach, about the death of Kurt Cobain, raises.

Director Benjamin Statler has created Soaked In Bleach to tell the story of private investigator Tom Grant, who was initially hired by Courtney Love to look into the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.

Days after start, Grant became suspicious and even moreso when the case was ruled a suicide.

For starters, the investigation showed that Kurt Cobain had three times the lethal dose of heroin in his body when he was found. With that amount of the drug in his body it seemed impossible to self-administer. “What we are talking about there is three times the most the most extreme addict that they had a record of,” Statler tells Noise11.com.

Ben said suspicion also arose from the suicide note. “The experts we talked to questioned the bottom four lines,” Ben said. “I, along with thousands of people, am blown away how the bottom four lines look completely different from the body of the note”.

Statler does not believe Kurt Cobain committed suicide. “I definitely don’t think he killed himself,” he said. “He told Rolling Stone in January of ’94 he was the happiest he had ever been. The people I talked to who knew him didn’t find him to be a suicidal person at all. Then with the science we have real problems. We are both defying the law of science and both biochemistry and physics. You have a spent shotgun shell that is on the opposite side of the body of where it should have been”.

Soaked In Blood does not assign blame to anyone over Kurt’s death. “The final conclusion of the movie is that the case should be reopened. That is not defaming Courtney,” Ben said.

Soaked In Blood will be released on DVD this Friday (9 October 2015) in Australia.

You can listen to the full interview with director Benjamin Statler here:

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