This photo makes the rounds as the last known photo of Kurt Cobain alive. WRONG!!!
The above photo was taken on February 14, 1994 in Paris, France, a little less then 2 months before his suicide. Nirvana had done it’s last photo shoot with photographer Youri Lenquette (the other person in the photo) in the month of February when this photo was taken.
It obviously cannot be the last photo of Kurt alive as Nirvana was in the midst of a European Tour where there are many photos of him. Nirvana played their last show two weeks later on March 1, 1994 at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germany. Here’s a photo form that show.
Nirvana had cancelled the rest of their European Tour because Cobain lost his voice and was advised by doctors to take four weeks off to rest. He then went to Rome, Italy to rest and to meet up with his wife Courtney Love and his daughter. He suffered an overdose on March 4, 1994 at The Excelsior Hotel in Rome, Italy.
Kurt recovered and eventually flew home to Seattle on March 12, 1994. Here is a photo of Kurt and daughter Frances Bean Cobain with nanny Michael Dewitt at Seattle Sea-Tac Airport on that day. These are the last known photos of Kurt Cobain alive.
Kurt Cobain committed suicide almost three weeks later on April 5, 1994.
UPDATE: March 12, 2016
This photo now claims to be the very last photo of Kurt Cobain alive, taken on March 26, 1994, 10 days before his suicide. Click photo or link for the details.