Kurt Cobain death-scene note mocks wedding vows to Courtney Love

Dylan Stableford
Yahoo News
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A note found in Kurt Cobain's wallet at the time of his death, made public by the Seattle Police Department for the first time this week, mocks wedding vows the Nirvana frontman made to Courtney Love.

The undated, handwritten note, obtained by CBS News through a public information request, begins: "Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife," accusing Love of "siphoning all" of Cobain's money.

The note was written on stationery from San Francisco's Phoenix Hotel. The handwriting appears to match that of a suicide note also found at the scene. In that note, Love is referred to as a "goddess" who "sweats ambition and empathy."

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The note released to CBS News by the Seattle Police Department (SPD)


Cobain was found dead in his Seattle area home on April 8, 1994, of a shotgun blast in what the King County medical examiner ruled a suicide. The medical examiner also concluded that the rock star took what would have been a lethal dose of heroin before shooting himself.

Nonetheless, Cobain's reportedly volatile relationship with Love has fueled conspiracy theories about his death for decades.

Last month, the Seattle Police Department released recently developed photos taken at Cobain's home — including images of a suicide note, drug paraphernalia and his wallet — part of what authorities said was a "re-examination" of his death.

[ Related: Inside Kurt Cobain's last photo shoot ]

The move reignited those conspiracy theories, some of which are chronicled in an upcoming docudrama, "Soaked in Bleach."

Earlier this month, the surviving members of Nirvana reunited alongside Love in New York for the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"I just wish Kurt was here to do this," Love said at the ceremony.

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