Here’s how his fans are remembering him today, through descriptions of what Cobain meant to them and quotes from the man himself:
RIP Kurt Cobain. 18 years today, the world lost a music legend. He would be 45.
— Alex Carter (@blitzkidsfairy) April 5, 2012
On this day in 1990, #Nirvana enters Smart Studios in Madison, Wis., with Butch Vig with the intention of recording a second Sub Pop album.
— Northwest Passage (@nwpassage1) April 2, 2012
People! Dont just appreciate Nevermind, appreciate Bleach, In Utero & Unplugged In New York too! Because they are just as amazing! #Nirvana
— Ashley Vengeance (@DNAshurii) April 5, 2012
RIP Kurt Cobain. Your music lives on and roc ks the hearts and souls of many many many people.
— Cori Ann Holt (@CalicoAnn) April 5, 2012
To the man who made me feel at peace w my inner weirdness, sadness&loneliness as a teen& feel its okay being different. 4EVR RIP Kurt Cobain
— Paige Barry (@LookitsPaigeB) April 5, 2012
18 years today and you still inspire so many people r.i.p kurt cobain ♥
— joshzilla (@youmeataimee) April 5, 2012
wow, it’s been 18 years since the good music died—RIP Kurt Cobain
— Dan Steadman Jr. (@dansteadmanjr) April 5, 2012
R.I.P. Kurt Cobain, 18 years today. Nirvana will forever be a legendary band.
— Sophie Hurford (@sophiehurford14) April 5, 2012
— Negative Creep (@Jazzy_Lemonade) April 5, 2012
My 18th birthday and Kurt Cobain’s 18th death anniversary. I have no idea whether to have a ball or to cry to the wall.
— Larasati Utomo (@ayascestmoi) April 5, 2012
18 years ago our hero Kurt Cobain die.thanks to you to make “Grunge” to all music.You’re my Hero
— Josia Wiliam☹ (@A7X_VengancE) April 5, 2012
RIP. Today I remember one of the greatest influences in my music career- Kurt Cobain. Thank you for being a great… fb.me/UZhWF0Wa
— yourHIGHness (@LadyASG) April 5, 2012
18 years since Kurt killed himself. Gonna blast Nirvana, watch the DVDs and see a #Cobain photo exhibit in NYC tomorrow. RIP
— Michelle (@suntoosh) April 5, 2012
Rest in perfect peace Kurt Cobain, you beautiful creature who left the world some beautiful music
— Adwoa. (@ImN0t0kay) April 5, 2012
— Hannah (@hpstrawberries) April 5, 2012
18 years ago today. Had tickets to see Nirvana on tour in Glasgow and was going to skip school for the gig. Gig never came. #kurtcobain
— Michael Hughes (@mickhughz) April 5, 2012
— Kyle Gilkinson (@KyleGilkinson) April 5, 2012
#KurtCobain is hands down one of the best songwriters ever.
— ♫KIΔRΔ (@KiaraDayDreams) April 5, 2012
— Sandj…. (@phoenix6277) April 4, 2012
— Laurier ‘Lo’ Nicas (@thatlolife) April 5, 2012
— Omar Yousef (@Omar291) April 5, 2012
— Ally Hairspray Queen (@Kurt_Nevermind) April 1, 2012
I wonder what kind of music Kurt Cobain would be making if he were alive today…
— Nat J (@Nat_Nat_Natalie) April 5, 2012
“The worst crime is faking it” -Kurt Cobain
— Arcade Empire (@ArcadeEmpire) April 5, 2012
‘I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not..’ – Kurt Cobain
— Mariana♡Padierna (@marianaPadi) April 5, 2012
“Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all” [Kurt Cobain]
— Mateus ☢ (@Misf1ts) April 5, 2012
“Wanting to be someone your not is a waste of the person you are” – Kurt Cobain
— Carly. (@DeadlyL0ve) April 5, 2012