Insulting letter was found in Nirvana frontman's wallet after his suicide in 1994
The note hinted at matrimonial disharmony between Cobain and his wife. Written on note paper from the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, it mocks the couple’s marriage vows and reads: “‘Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife. Even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring.'”
Love’s father, Hank Harrison, subsequently used the discovery of the note to help promote a book he has written about his daughter’s role in Cobain’s death. However, in a new interview with The Guardian, Love calls Harrison a “sociopath” and says she wrote the letter as a joke, stating: “Obviously I wrote it – don’t you guys understand sarcasm?”
Moving onto her father, she adds: “I try to avoid [Harrison] at all costs, but I saw his comments in the Daily Mail. He said: ‘She’s a sociopath, like me.’ So you’re admitting to the media that you’re a sociopath? If I was his PR guy I’d be like: ‘Shut the fuck up already.'”
Kurt Cobain was aged 27 when he was found dead of a shotgun wound in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard on April 8, 1994. He was found by an electrician who had come to do some work on the house. The police investigation determined that Cobain had committed suicide three days before, on April 5.