On April 5, 1994, the music world mourned the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who died by suicide at the age of 27. Kurt Cobain dropped out of high school, then worked there as a janitor. When Kurt Cobain saw himself on TV for the first time, he called his mother. Kurt Cobain wrote \"Polly\" in 1987 after reading an article about the torture and rape of a 14-year-old girl. It would end up being the only Nirvana song that had no input from Cobain.