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There's some pretty 'out there' conspiracy theories surrounding deceased (or supposedly deceased) musicians. Paul McCartney getting a lookalike to cover him after 'dying' in 1968, Michael Jackson being killed to distract the world from the Iranian revolution, Katy Perry actually being a dead child beauty queen etc. etc. And now you can add 'Kurt Cobain getting spoon-fed heroin by the CIA before murdering him' to that list.
In his new book, 'Drugs as Weapons Against Us', author John Potash claims the Nirvana guitarist and frontman was murdered by US intelligence authorities amid growing fears that he would turn his generation onto hard left politics.
It contrasts the current suicide verdict of Cobain's death at his house in Lake Washington Boulevard on April 5, 1994.
Nirvana in 1993. Image: PA
Potash wrote: "Evidence suggests that, unknown to Cobain, US intelligence used him to promote heroin use, similar to the way US intelligence and media assets helped promote acid in the 1960s.
"Suppressed evidence indicates that US intelligence helped orchestrate Cobain's murder due to his anti-materialistic, radical leftist politics, along with his implicit threat to promote sobriety when he stopped using drugs."
Potash argues that Cobain's heroin use had glorified and popularised the drug.
He said: "A heroin-using Kurt Cobain helped popularise this trend. A sober Cobain might have turned the trend around, while also turning many onto radical left politics."
'Drugs as Weapons Against Us' is out now and available on Google Play.
Featured image credit: PA
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