As if the recent 20th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain didn’t dredge up enough emotions already, Seattle Police are continuing to dig through the old files concerning the Nirvana legend’s death for re-examination.
Having already released some rather grizzly new photos from the scene of Cobain’s suicide, developed two decades later, the Seattle Police department has now released a previously unseen image of a scrawled note that authorities claim was found in Cobain’s wallet following his tragic passing on 5th April, 1994, as CBS News reports.
The contents of the short handwritten message aren’t anything trivial like a shopping list either, instead its a rather nasty note aimed at Courtney Love, mocking the troubled grunge power couple’s wedding vows.
“Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your Lawful Shredded wife,” the note begins, “even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring.” There appears to be more writing on the photocopied image of the note, but it’s oddly cropped off (as seen in the image below).
Pure coincidence, but it’s creepy that the same day that Cobain’s note should surface (this past Tuesday) that Courtney Love shares a new song titled ‘Wedding Day‘, the flipside of her new double-A single featuring the fiery ‘You Know My Name’
It’s totally up for interpretation if the wallet-bound letter was written ironically, genuinely, or to Love’s knowledge or not – but it’s sure to be enough to fuel the conspiracy theorists that have played with the idea that Love was somehow directly responsible for Cobain’s death.
It’s that same ‘Cobain was murdered’ through-line taken by Soaked In Bleach, a new feature length documentary. As a sneak peek of the new grunge whodunnit demonstrates, the film is heavy on dramatic re-enactments along with a series of interviews with local authorities who all seem to point their direction in Love’s direction.
All which seems to fly in the face of a new public report released by the Seattle Police Department on Monday 28th April in which cold case detective Mike Ciesynski details all the evidence, including some new conclusions, but to the same tragic outcome; reasonably proving that there was no foul play to Cobain’s suicide. If you want to delve deeper into the report, you can do so here.
In less morbid news, the surviving Nirvana members – Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear – recently discussed their plans for the future following their high-profile induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, performing a medley of Nirvana hits with four generations of female rockers – Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde; followed by a secret reunion gig in a Brooklyn bar.Write a Letter to the Editor