Coroner Reveals How Much Money Kurt Cobain Spent On Heroin


This past weekend, on the Reelz series Autopsy: The Last Hours of Kurt Cobain (via RadarOnline), expert coroner and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter discussed the medical evidence surrounding the suicide of Cobain nearly 23 years ago.

Shortly before Cobain’s death, “his heroin use increased,” Hunter said. “He was using about $400 worth of heroin every day. And that’s $700 in today’s prices.”

Cobain reportedly turned to heroin during his teens, as a painkiller to help him get over a bad back and bad stomach. But as the years went on, his addiction grew out of control, and towards the end, friends were very worried about him, Hunter claimed.

“This is an enormous amount of heroin to take on a daily basis,” said Hunter. “Those that were close to him realized that if they didn’t do something, Kurt was going to die.”

The television special featured a graphic recreation of the bloody crime scene of Cobain’s suicide.

Frances Bean Cobain recently tweeted that she believes the Rockin’ 1000’s performance of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” would have made her late father Kurt Cobain cry. Cobain tweeted, “This is fucking incredible. I think Kurt would have hysterically cried and laughed if he saw this.” Read Cobain’s tweet, and watch the awesome video below.