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1.
Becoming a famous musician(usually a rock star) but totally hating being famous.
kurt cobain was famous world-wide but he hated all the fame. it was just too much for him. This is where "Kurt Cobain Syndrome" comes from.
by grungeking21 August 01, 2011
 
2.
A person becomes hugely popular after they have died.
Quite often becoming larger then they would have been had they not died.
Heath Ledger won for best supporting actor? Complete Kurt Cobain Syndrome.
by NickGe February 22, 2009