On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, dozens of people are leaving flowers, candles and written messages at a Seattle park near the house where the music icon killed himself.

Cobain’s band, Nirvana, rose to global fame amid the city’s grunge rock years of the early 1990s. The frontman died April 5, 1994, in his home in a wealthy neighborhood near Lake Washington.

Fans trekked Friday to nearby Viretta Park, leaving memorials on benches. Flowers mixed with handwritten phrases like “thank you for your art” and “find your place.”

Grace Dubec, 15, of Indianapolis, Ind., wears a Nirvana T-shirt as she looks over a park bench covered with messages honoring the late Kurt Cobain, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Grace Dubec, 15, of Indianapolis, Ind., wears a Nirvana T-shirt as she looks over a park bench covered with messages honoring the late Kurt Cobain, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In an essay on the Crosscut news website, Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross wrote that few Seattle musicians “have been as tied to Seattle in the mind of the popular zeitgeist as Kurt Cobain.”

Messages honoring the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain are written on a park bench, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Messages honoring the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain are written on a park bench, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Flowers honoring the late Kurt Cobain appear on a park bench, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. People gathered throughout the day at Viretta Parkin in Seattle, Friday, leaving flowers, candles and written messages on the 25th anniversary of Cobain's death. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Flowers honoring the late Kurt Cobain appear on a park bench, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. People gathered throughout the day at Viretta Parkin in Seattle, Friday, leaving flowers, candles and written messages on the 25th anniversary of Cobain’s death. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
People look over a park bench covered with messages honoring the late Kurt Cobain, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
People look over a park bench covered with messages honoring the late Kurt Cobain, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Warren Mason, Kurt Cobain's first guitar teacher, signs an image of the musician during the first annual Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, Wash. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com via AP, File)/
FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Warren Mason, Kurt Cobain’s first guitar teacher, signs an image of the musician during the first annual Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, Wash. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com via AP, File)/

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