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Seattle Police deny Kurt Cobain death case was 'reopened,' tweet explanation

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    Frances Bean Cobain with mom Courtney Love (l) in 2007 and mom and dad Kurt Cobain (r) in 1994. (Reuters)

Nirvana fans went wild on Thursday when a report surfaced claiming Seattle police reopened the investigation into the death of Kurt Cobain. Responding to the rumor, the police department was quick to clarify that no official reopening of the case had occurred. 

"Despite an erroneous news report, we have not 'reopened' the investigation into the suicide of Kurt Cobain," the Seattle Police Department tweeted from a verified account. 

The police went on to explain on Twitter that the case was simply being reviewed in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Cobain's untimely death. 

"Our detective reviewed the case file anticipating questions surrounding the closed Cobain case as the 20 yr anniversary approaches," another tweet explained. 

Four rolls of 35 mm film taken at the scene of the singer’s death were developed last month, law enforcement officials told KIRO 7, sparking the rumors that Cobain's case was reopened. 

Cobain was found in his home on April 8, 1994 with a gunshot wound to the head. The Nirvana lead singer’s death was ruled a suicide. He had also injected a lethal dose of heroin, according to the coroner’s report.

A rambling suicide note was also found at the scene.

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