A handwritten note discovered in Kurt Cobain's wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, but kept secret until now, promises to add fuel to the pop culture fascination with Kurt Cobain and stoke further questions about what role his famously troubled personal life and marriage played in his demise.
The note was released by police after a public information request by CBS . The evidence release also included police reports and photos. The Seattle police department recently took a fresh look at Kurt Cobain's death, which remains a favourite conspiracy theory subject. According to CBS, "The SPD review confirmed the King County Medical Examiner's original determination that Cobain's death was a suicide, concluding that he used a shotgun to shoot himself after taking what would have otherwise been a lethal dose of heroin."
The handwritten note, which was released on Wednesday by the Seattle Police Department, was part of evidence collected in the investigation into Cobain's death, which was ruled a suicide.
The note is written on stationery from the Phoenix Hotel, billing itself "an urban resort" on the outskirts of San Francisco's gritty, crime-ridden Tenderloin district. The Phoenix had a reputation then, as now, as being popular with a rock 'n roll hipster clientele, offering "more than a little edge."
Courtney Love's attorneys did not recall phone calls inquiring about the note.
Those words, of course, are in stark contrast to what he wrote about Courtney in his suicide note:
"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife," goes the scrawl (below), “even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring…".
The handwriting on both appears to a lay person remarkably similar, if the sentiments are not. The wallet note referring to Love as a "b**ch"..."siphoning money for doping and whoring" is in stark contrast to the presumed suicide note, which calls Love a "goddess... who sweats ambition and empathy."
Courtney Love publicist could not immediately be reached for comment. CBS News first reported the existence of the note, which it obtained through a public information request for evidence collected about Cobain's suicide.
Police did not indicate whether the handwriting was Cobain's.