During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, chronic health problems and depression.
He also had difficulty coping with his fame and public image, and the professional and personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love.
These behaviors eventually caused his father and Westeby to take him to a therapist, who concluded that he would benefit from a single family environment.
Cobain's teenage rebellion quickly became overwhelming for his father, who placed his son in the care of family and friends.
The song "Lithium" is about his experience while living with the Reed family.
Religion would remain an important part of his personal life and beliefs.
He stated, "I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't".
Researchers found that they were shoemakers, originally named "Cobane", who came from Inishatieve, a townland within Carrickmore.His talent as an artist was evident from an early age, as he would draw his favorite characters from films and cartoons, such as the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Donald Duck, in his bedroom.Cobain began developing an interest in music early in life.He would draw objects, including those associated with the human anatomy.When given a caricature assignment for an art course, Cobain drew Michael Jackson, but was told by the teacher that the image was inappropriate for a school hallway.