He led the '90s grunge scene with Nirvana, which featured its breakthrough song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on its 1991 album, Nevermind.
He was so angry with the turmoil in his family that he lashed out at others, bullying another kid at school, and spent time writing in notebooks; he later cited novelist William Burroughs as an influence on his writing.
His 1993 album, In Utero, went 5x platinum, and included the #1 single, "Heart-Shaped Box."
He had a younger sister named Kimberly, and married Courtney Love on February 24, 1992; they had child together.
Though his death was ruled as suicide, many theories arose that suspected his wife, Courtney Love, murdered him.