He was the Jim Morrison of Generation X, a hard-edged rocker with a sensitive heart and the soul of a poet. And like Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and many more since he was also troubled. As you'll see from this detailed look into how Kurt Cobain grew up, many of those issues stemmed from an unhappy childhood and dysfunctional family life. He turned to illicit substances as a way to both cope with reality and escape it, and the result was a spiral he didn't survive.
While the information accumulated here isn't exactly a list of fun facts from Kurt Cobain's childhood years, it is a list of sobering facts that shed more light on the man behind the myth - and the issues that plagued the vulnerable, openhearted little boy who lived inside one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century. "There’s good in all of us, and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too f*cking sad," he wrote in a note before his passing.