Note in Cobain's wallet mocks wedding vows to Courtney Love
This Dec. 13, 1993 file photo shows Kurt Cobain of the Seattle band Nirvana performing in Seattle, Wash. It's been two decades since the Nirvana frontman took his own life yet he remains on in the thoughts of those he influenced and entertained. (AP / Robert Sorbo)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:40PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:56PM EDT
SEATTLE -- 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 reports 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, who was 27 when he died, sold millions of albums with Nirvana and helped popularize the Pacific Northwest's heavy, muddy "grunge" rock.