Though Tupac’s been dead for 20 years, there are probably still some fans in denial. It didn’t help that for years after his death, there were new previously unreleased Pac songs on the radio, fueling conspiracy theories. These kind of theories aren’t as prevalent for Kurt Cobain – that is, until recently. A 2012 clip of a man singing “Come As You Are” on a competition show got widely shared recently. And internet users soon began drawing comparisons between Peruvian Ramiro Saavedra and Kurt Cobain. Before you know it, people had talked themselves into believing that Kurt had been hanging out in Peru for the past 20-something years.
Even Nirvana felt compelled to address the rumors, and it did it as sarcastically as possible. “It is true, Kurt is alive,” the post said. “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.”
But tbh, all you have to do is look at him without sunglasses, and you’ll see he doesn’t look too much like Kurt. Saavedra performed the song on Yo Soy, an impersonation competition show.