Kurt Cobain has been dead for over 20 years, but some misguided conspiracy theorists online think he may be still alive in South America…
The bizarre theory emerged when a video began circulating of Peruvian singer Ramiro Saavedra performing “Come As You Are.” It was recorded as part of the Peruvian talent show called Yo Soy, in 2012, but Nirvana fans rushed to social media to point out the resemblance between Saavedra and Cobain.
One person even posted, ‘OMG Kurt Cobain from NIRVANA is alive’, while another simply added: ‘He is alive!’
You can check out the video in question below.
Any Nirvana fan would tell you that Cobain played guitar left-handed–the singer in the video is playing right-handed (not to mention also faking the guitar track in the background).
Well, whoever is contributing to Nirvana’s Facebook page decided to poke fun at the theory, originally reported in the Daily Mail. The post translates to: “It is true, Kurt is alive. He needed time to learn to play the guitar with his right hand. Finding left-handed guitars is not easy. We are so happy to have him back and forgive him for all of the sadness that we have held so deeply in our hearts.”
Conspiracies aside, the truth is Saavedra is a professional singer and impersonator, imitating Cobain as well as other artists including Jon Bon Jovi and Incubus.