Sleeping in the Pines
There’s no denying that Kurt Cobain’s story is both sad and unsatisfying. Unhappy in life, he seems ungrounded in death: his accomplishments, convictions, and musical legacy scattering like ashes to the wind.
Despite his own difficulties, including an unfortunate tendency to land himself in prison for attempted or actual homicide, the end of Lead Belly’s story is rather different. Stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Huddie Ledbetter died in New York City in 1949. He was buried near the place of his birth, Mooringsport, Louisiana, in the Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery.
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