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April 9, 1994 | CARLA HALL and AILEEN CHO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Familiar with the details of his troubled life, but appalled at the way he died, fans of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain were shocked Friday. But they were not surprised. "I saw it coming--from the beginning," said Aaron Smith, a 21-year-old employee at the Tower Records store on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Smith, from Seattle like Cobain, remembered seeing him after a concert two years ago. "He was just real solemn--like he didn't like it.
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July 15, 1999 | MATT LAIT and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The body of a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow officer 14 years ago was found Wednesday in a wooded area of Spokane, Wash., law enforcement officials said. Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Martin Pomeroy said FBI agents are satisfied that the body is that of Ted Eugene Kirby, 54. Law enforcement officials in Spokane were more cautious, saying that an autopsy is needed before positive identification can be made.
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NEWS
April 10, 1994 | From Reuters
The rock music world Saturday mourned the suicide of Kurt Cobain, the troubled lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana, whose anguished lyrics gave voice to a generation. Cobain, 27, who was at his Seattle home after leaving a California drug rehabilitation facility, died of a shotgun wound to the head, according to a statement from the county medical examiner. His body was identified by fingerprints. "They've classified it as a suicide," said Seattle police spokeswoman Vinette Tichi.
NEWS
December 19, 1996 | Associated Press
An American who had been jailed as a spy in North Korea was found shot to death at a ramshackle hotel Wednesday in an apparent suicide, police said. Evan C. Hunziker, 26, died in the restaurant-bar area of the Olympus Hotel, where the self-styled missionary had been living and working since North Korea released him from three months of captivity. Hunziker said he had intended to spread the Gospel in that country. Police said no suicide note was found.
SPORTS
October 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lance Meili, 16-year-old brother of Launi Meili, Olympic gold medalist in small-bore rifle shooting at the Barcelona Olympics, was found dead in Cheney, Wash. A .22-caliber pistol was found nearby and the case has been ruled a suicide.
NEWS
December 19, 1996 | Associated Press
An American who had been jailed as a spy in North Korea was found shot to death at a ramshackle hotel Wednesday in an apparent suicide, police said. Evan C. Hunziker, 26, died in the restaurant-bar area of the Olympus Hotel, where the self-styled missionary had been living and working since North Korea released him from three months of captivity. Hunziker said he had intended to spread the Gospel in that country. Police said no suicide note was found.
NEWS
April 11, 1994 | from Associated Press
Kurt Cobain's widow read parts of his suicide note in an angry, vulgar taped message to thousands of Nirvana fans gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday. Cobain, 27, whose anguished lyrics helped sell millions of records featuring Nirvana's guitar-gritty sound since 1991, was found Friday in the home he shared with his wife, Courtney Love, and their toddler daughter. He died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1999 | MATT LAIT and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The body of a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow officer 14 years ago was found Wednesday in a wooded area of Spokane, Wash., law enforcement officials said. Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Martin Pomeroy said FBI agents are satisfied that the body is that of Ted Eugene Kirby, 54. Law enforcement officials in Spokane were more cautious, saying that an autopsy is needed before positive identification can be made.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A right-to-die group said it has assisted in the suicide of a terminally ill cancer patient in his 70s, the organization's first such case since it was formed for that purpose. Compassion in Dying, a group based in Seattle, is the first group in the United States specifically dedicated to helping patients with terminal illnesses take their own lives.
NEWS
April 9, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurt Cobain, who with his band Nirvana shaped modern rock music from the restless alienation of today's youth, was found dead Friday, an apparent suicide from a shotgun blast to the head. He was 27. Cobain's body was found about 8:30 a.m. by an electrician at the musician's Seattle home. Authorities said he had been dead about a day; the Seattle medical examiner confirmed Cobain's death. A single-page suicide note was found next to the body.
NEWS
April 11, 1994 | from Associated Press
Kurt Cobain's widow read parts of his suicide note in an angry, vulgar taped message to thousands of Nirvana fans gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday. Cobain, 27, whose anguished lyrics helped sell millions of records featuring Nirvana's guitar-gritty sound since 1991, was found Friday in the home he shared with his wife, Courtney Love, and their toddler daughter. He died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, authorities said.
NEWS
April 10, 1994 | From Reuters
The rock music world Saturday mourned the suicide of Kurt Cobain, the troubled lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana, whose anguished lyrics gave voice to a generation. Cobain, 27, who was at his Seattle home after leaving a California drug rehabilitation facility, died of a shotgun wound to the head, according to a statement from the county medical examiner. His body was identified by fingerprints. "They've classified it as a suicide," said Seattle police spokeswoman Vinette Tichi.
NEWS
April 9, 1994 | CARLA HALL and AILEEN CHO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Familiar with the details of his troubled life, but appalled at the way he died, fans of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain were shocked Friday. But they were not surprised. "I saw it coming--from the beginning," said Aaron Smith, a 21-year-old employee at the Tower Records store on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Smith, from Seattle like Cobain, remembered seeing him after a concert two years ago. "He was just real solemn--like he didn't like it.
NEWS
April 9, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurt Cobain, who with his band Nirvana shaped modern rock music from the restless alienation of today's youth, was found dead Friday, an apparent suicide from a shotgun blast to the head. He was 27. Cobain's body was found about 8:30 a.m. by an electrician at the musician's Seattle home. Authorities said he had been dead about a day; the Seattle medical examiner confirmed Cobain's death. A single-page suicide note was found next to the body.
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A right-to-die group said it has assisted in the suicide of a terminally ill cancer patient in his 70s, the organization's first such case since it was formed for that purpose. Compassion in Dying, a group based in Seattle, is the first group in the United States specifically dedicated to helping patients with terminal illnesses take their own lives.
SPORTS
October 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lance Meili, 16-year-old brother of Launi Meili, Olympic gold medalist in small-bore rifle shooting at the Barcelona Olympics, was found dead in Cheney, Wash. A .22-caliber pistol was found nearby and the case has been ruled a suicide.
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