Note in Cobain's wallet mocks wedding vows to Courtney Love

The Associated Press

This handout photo made available by the Seattle Police Department on 21 March 2014 shows an evidence photo of a letter found in the house of U.S. singer Kurt Cobain in Seattle, Washington State, USA, where the rock star was found dead on 5 April 1994. Almost 20 years after the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, the police are re-examining evidence, but gained no new insights, an investigator on the website of the police in Seattle is quoted as saying. Even today, many fans do not want to believe in a suicide of their former idol. (AP Photo/Seattle Police Department)

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SEATTLE (AP) — A handwritten note police discovered in Kurt Cobain's wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, the late Nirvana front man's wife.

CBS News reported ( http://tinyurl.com/mcpe979 ) that the note was taken from Cobain's wallet when police arrived at his home on April 8, 1994, after Cobain fatally shot himself. The note was never made public. CBS obtained it from the Seattle Police via a public information request.

The network reports that the undated note, apparently written by Cobain on stationery from San Francisco's Phoenix Hotel, is written like a mock wedding vow. It references Love as Cobain's "lawful shredded wife" who would be "siphoning" his money for drugs.

Cobain's body was discovered in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Earlier this year, in advance of the 20th anniversary of Cobain's suicide, a Seattle detective reviewed the case files, including evidence photos and statements. He found no new information to change the police conclusion that Cobain took his own life.

Cobain, who was 27 when he died, sold millions of albums with Nirvana and helped popularize the Pacific Northwest's heavy, muddy "grunge" rock.

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