Courtney Love 'wanted to snort Kurt Cobain's ashes'

Neil Strauss reveals meeting with Love in new book

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Courtney Love wanted to snort the ashes of her late husband Kurt Cobain, according to one author.

Writer Neil Strauss, who is preparing to release new book Everyone Loves You When You Are Dead: Journeys Into Fame And Madness, has made the revelation to Radaronline.com.

According to Strauss, when he was once interviewing Love she showed him the drawer where she kept Nirvana frontman Cobain's ashes. She then allegedly asked if he would like to snort them.

"She walked to a dresser, pulled open a drawer, and removed a square-shaped tin," Strauss said. "She removed the lid, revealing a plastic bag full of white ashes."

Love is then quoted as saying: "Too bad you don’t do coke. Otherwise I'd suggest taking a metal straw to it."

Strauss then said he told her: "I don’t think that would be the right thing to do," to which she replied, "I’d like to though."

He added: "She was serious when she made the suggestion. She actually said she would offer his ashes to me first to snort and then said she would like them."

Strauss also interviewed Lady Gaga for the book. The singer revealed how her old New York apartment used to feature "bedbugs and roaches on the floor and mirrors with cocaine everywhere".

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame And Madness is published on May 5 in the UK.

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