It Sounds Like Kurt Cobain Was REALLY Glad He Married Courtney Love
For reasons I don’t entirely understand, the Seattle Police Department has released an image of a handwritten note found in Kurt Cobain’s wallet at the time of his death twenty years ago. The contents of the note? A romantic sonnet to Courtney Love, of course!
In case you can’t read Cobain’s handwriting, what that says is:
“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 your money for dope and whoring…”
I don’t know why they didn’t release the bottom half of the note as well, but unless it has a Usual Suspects-style twist ending, it seems safe to assume that its contents are also less-than-flattering to Courtney.
So Kurt Cobain, like the rest of the world, apparently didn’t like Courtney Love very much. So what does this mean for everyone who thinks Courtney had Cobain killed? CBS makes an interesting point…
“Speculation and questions surrounding the circumstances of Cobain’s death have endured for 20 years. Conspiracy theorists and some fans still suspect he was murdered and challenge police characterization of another note from the death scene as Cobain’s handwritten suicide note.
“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.’”
Of course, we’re also talking about a guy who was, by all accounts, deeply depressed and struggling with substance abuse issues. So it’s not hard to imagine that he may have felt hatred for Courtney one moment and adoration the next.
Unfortunately, we’ll never be able to ask Kurt about the contrast between the two notes, so we’ll never get to the bottom of this particular mystery. All we really know for a fact is that, one way or the other, Courtney Love drives men crazy.
Thanks: Mark R.