Because of the ridicule he endured from his teammates and coach, he allowed himself to be pinned in an attempt to sadden his father.
Later, his father enlisted him in a Little League Baseball team, where Cobain would intentionally strike out to avoid playing.
Cobain would often draw during school classes as part of his enjoyment of creating visual art.
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.
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.