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Wash. statue to be dedicated to Cobain

March 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM

ABERDEEN, Wash., March 16 (UPI) -- A sculpture of a large concrete guitar is to be installed in a Washington state park to observe the 17th anniversary of rocker Kurt Cobain's death.

Cobain, the former front man of the band Nirvana, shot himself in 1994. He was 27.

The Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash., said Kim and Lora Malakoff's 8 1/2-foot-tall sculpture will be unveiled and dedicated to Cobain during an April 5 ceremony at the park next to the Young Street Bridge in North Aberdeen, where the musician grew up.

"I first moved to Aberdeen right after Kurt Cobain died," Lora Malakoff told the newspaper. "And I was always surprised there was nothing here to memorialize him. I had always hoped there would be. As one generation goes and another takes over, things change. That's what happened here with Kurt Cobain."

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