- Kurt Cobain was a legendary singer and the frontman for rock band Nirvana
- Six strands of Kurt's blonde hair fetched a tidy sum at an auction by Iconic Auctions
- The singer who battled depression and drug abuse committed suicide in 1994
Rock legend Kurt Cobain's hair is more expensive than gold as the former Nirvana frontman’s hair sold for over $14,000 (N5,749,232).
The six strands of hair fetched the tidy sum at a rock and roll auction held by Iconic Auctions.
According to the auction house, the hair is accompanied by proof it belonged to Kurt.
The proof includes images of the singer posing with the woman who cut the hair and another depicting the hair being cut.
The woman who chopped off Kurt’s hair in 1989 was identified as Tessa Osbourne.
She gave the hair to artist Nicole DePolo as a gift after Kurt’s passing, and she provided a handwritten provenance note.
“Tessa had known Kurt back in England. Nirvana had broken in England first, and she must have had a sense that Kurt would become a musical force,” a sworn affidavit by DePolo read in part.
Before being sold, the hair was in the possession of John Reznikoff who entered the Guinness World Records book in 2014 for having the world’s largest collection of historic hair.
Despite the fame and success, Kurt battled depression and chronic stomach pains for a long time.
He was a frequent cocaine user and took a variety of painkillers to deal with the pain in his tummy.
In March 1994, he was hospitalised in Rome after falling into a coma due to after overdosing. It was termed as a failed suicide attempt.
A month later, he snuck out of a drug treatment facility in Los Angeles and returned to his home where he shot and killed himself.
In other news, a job application letter written in 1973 by late Apple CEO Steve Jobs fetchedN83,983,420 at an auction. However, it was not specified what company he wanted to work at.
The handwritten job application letter he wrote in 1973 has been auctioned by Charterfields Auctions, Hypebeast reports.
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