Handwritten message was discovered in Nirvana frontman's wallet following suicide
A note found in the wallet of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been released by Seattle police.
The note was published by CBS and hints at matrimonial disharmony between Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love. Written on note paper from the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, Cobain’s note mocks his marriage vows and has been kept hidden by authorities for 20 years. It was discovered by police in his wallet following his suicide in 1994.
The note written by Cobain 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.'”
The recent re-investigation into the suicide of the Nirvana legend 20 years ago did not discover any new evidence that changed the original findings.
Seattle police also released four rolls of previously undeveloped film contained photographs taken at the scene of Cobain’s suicide. One of the two images released showed a small cigar box containing a spoon, needles and a lighter laying on the floor next to a cigarette butt and a pair of dark sunglasses. A second picture shows the box closed, next to cash, a woolly hat and an open wallet that appears to display Cobain’s ID. A police spokeswoman described the new photos as “underwhelming”.
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.