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April 08, 2011  | by: Angela Raiford

Jared Leto (left) and Kurt Cobain

April 5th was a day full of condolences around the web for the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, who died 17 years to that day. In tribute, Jared Leto released video of himself portraying the legend. It was said to be filmed quite some time ago as an audition for a film about Cobain’s death but was never submitted.

In his blog, Jared Leto wrote:

I heard today was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can’t believe it’s been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I’d be doing this if it weren’t for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I’d share it now…

While many people have negative opinions of the 30 Seconds to Mars singer, whose known to be narcissistic and prone to flashing his abs, it’s actually not too bad. What makes this video worthwhile is the fact that Leto is a hauntingly accurate representation of Kurt Cobain.  Singing renditions of “Pennyroyal Tea” and “Rape Me,” he even wanders about nature scenery and wears a green cardigan representative of Cobain at MTV’s Unplugged in 1993.

Take a look at the video below and tell us your thoughts!

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