Kurt Cobain Height: How Tall Was Kurt Cobain?

How tall is Kurt Cobain? Kurt Cobain’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (175.3 cm or 1.753 m). Before his death, he weighed 63 kg and had a slim body figure.

The late musician is mostly remembered as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter for the Nirvana rock band. He was also the spokesman of Generation X and is considered one of the most influential musicians in the history of alternative rock. Cobain, unfortunately, took his own life. He was born in February 1967 and died in April 1994.

Kurt Cobain’s Bio

  • AGE AT DEATH: 27 Years Old
  • BIRTHDAY: February 20, 1967
  • DIED: April 5, 1994
  • BIRTHPLACE: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
  • BIRTH SIGN: Pisces
  • ETHNICITY: White
  • FATHER: Donald Leland Cobain
  • MOTHER: Wendy Elizabeth
  • KURT COBAIN’S HEIGHT IN FEET: 5 feet 9 inches
  • HAIR COLOR: Blonde
  • EYE COLOR: Blue

How Tall was Kurt Cobain?

Kurt Cobain had a height of 5 feet 9 inches. According to the 2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average height for men in America is about 5 feet 9 inches, making Cobain’s height exactly the same as the given average.

There are reports that Cobain suffered from scoliosis, and spinal curvature sometime around the mid-90s which made him look shorter than his actual height around the age of 18 to 20.

As tall as the late singer might have been, he is half an inch shorter than men in Hollywood, as the average height for male celebrities in America is 5 feet 9½ inches tall. Cobian died at the age of 27 and by this time, he had grown to his full height.

Kurt Cobain’s Height was Almost the Same with His Wife Courtney Love

Two years before Kurt Cobain committed suicide, he got married to Courtney Love in 1992. Courtney Love has revealed that she is about 5 feet 9 inches, however, there are reports that she is 5 feet 8½ inches and another report that she is 5 feet 10 inches.

As such, it may be safe to say that she is between 5 feet 8½ inches and 5 feet 10 inches, making her either the same height as her late husband, half an inch shorter, or an inch taller. Anyway, Courtney Love is way taller than the average height for women in Hollywood, which is about 5 feet 5 inches.

Just like Cobain, his wife is also a songwriter and artist. She is also an actress. In 2020, New Musical Express named her as one of the most influential singers in alternative culture for the last 30 years.

Kurt Cobain’s Height was 6 Inches Taller Than His Daughter Frances Bean Cobain

Late Kurt Cobain and his wife Courtney Love have a child named Frances Bean Cobain who was born on the 18th of August 1992. Frances is 5 feet 3 inches tall. This makes her 6 inches shorter than her father and most likely, her mother. Frances Bean Cobain is a visual artist and model and is currently in charge of her late father’s publicity rights.

Kurt Cobain’s Height Compared to His Band Partners

Kurt Cobain was the founder of the Nirvana rock band. He founded the band in 1987 alongside Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard. Along the line, Chad Channing joined them as a drummer but was later replaced by Dave Grohl.

Kurt Cobain’s Height vs Krist Novoselic

Krist Novoselic is arguably one of the tallest men in Hollywood. He served as a bassist for the Nirvana rock band and stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches tall. His height is so obvious when he stands with other music artists and celebrities. Compared to the late singer, Krist Novoselic is almost one foot taller.

Dave Grohl and Chad Channing’s Height Compared to Kurt Cobain’s Height

Dave Grohl was a drummer for Nirvana rock band between 1990 to 1994. There are reports that Dave is only about 5 feet 11¾ inches. According to celebheights, he once mentioned to Mojo Magazine that is up to 6 feet which means he is one inch taller than Cobain.

Chad Channing was the drummer for the Nirvana band before Dave Grohl. He played for the band between 1988 to 1990. Chad is about 5 feet 4 inches tall, making him shorter than Kurt by 5 inches.

What was Kurt Cobain’s Weight?

Before he died, Kurt Cobain weighed about 63 kg. According to vulture.com, the late singer was anatomically gifted. We don’t have details of his diet and workout routine at the time of this writing.

Hugo Wright
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