Richard Lee, the host of a local Seattle public access show “Now See It Person to Person: Kurt Cobain Was Murdered" is suing the city as well as the Seattle Police department for concealing documents regarding Kurt Cobain’s death. What’s more is that Lee wants photos taken of Cobain at his scene of death to be released to the public. Lee claims that the photos will prove that Cobain was murdered despite Seattle police citing that Cobain died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound in 1994. 

Seattle Superior Court judge Theresa Doyle will hear arguments from both Lee and Cobain’s remaining family, Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain. The city is arguing that the images of the Nirvana frontman should stay sealed for the sake of the family’s privacy. Love and Frances Bean have gone on record to state how the release of images would hurt them both psychically and psychologically.  

I have had to cope with many personal issues because of my father’s death. Coping with even the possibility that those photographs could be made public is very difficult. Further sensationalizing it through the release of these pictures would cause us indescribable pain.

According to their statements, neither one of them have seen the photos of Cobain's body.  

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facts about Kurt Cobain and Richard Lee:

 Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels won a restraining order against Lee after Lee was arrested for allegedly chasing Nickels while asking questions about Cobain’s death and kicking one his bodyguards during a rally in 2005.

 Lee has also run unsuccessfully for mayor in 2001 and 2005.