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The sun has gone, but I have a light

In the early 1990s before Britpop took off, it became clear something exciting was happening in American music.

Much of the buzz was around a new Seattle-based music scene dubbed Grunge, with Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana at the forefront of it.

Nirvana hit Smells Like Teen Spirit propelled the band to mainstream success and stardom. Fame was something that Kurt, who struggled with depression, seemed uncomfortable with.

“I really haven't had that exciting of a life,” he reflected before his untimely death.

“There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else.”

Fans around the world were devastated when reports emerged that the singer had taken his own life, after he was discovered at home with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Already a reluctant icon, Kurt became a rock music legend who is still revered and mourned by fans today.