Two decades ago, modern rock legend Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life. He left behind him the short-lived legacy of the wildly successful contemporary rock band Nirvana, along with millions of adoring fans.

To mark the two-decade anniversary of this celebrated musician's death, Seattle Police Department has released some formerly undeveloped images from the scene of the suicide, and though none of these are graphic in nature, die-hard Nirvana fans will probably feel this one hit close to home. We've included them on the following pages. 

Cobain was a well documented alcoholic who struggled with numerous other substance abuses. These new photos really do highlight the extent of his addiction and the tragedy around his death, in a time when rehabilitation was less of an option than it is today.