On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain’s suicide, the Seattle Police Department has been releasing previously unpublished photos from the scene of his death. They include a handwritten note found in Cobain’s wallet following his 1994 suicide and never before seen by the public.
In it, Cobain appears to mock his marriage vows and his wife, Courtney Love, then a member of the band Hole.
“It's written on Phoenix Hotel stationery, and it's uncertain whether Cobain was the actual author,” or when the note was written, reports the Los Angeles Times
. The Phoenix Hotel was a San Francisco flophouse frequented by touring musicians.
In his suicide note, Cobain called Love "a goddess ... who sweats ambition and empathy." But as the Los Angeles Times reports, “this new note has darker (and possibly sarcastic) undertones about the couple's marriage.”
It reads, "Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife ... even when she's a b- with zits and siphoning all (your) money for doping and whoring..."
As the Times reports, “Cobain and Love had a famously tumultuous marriage with drug abuse and fighting, but they also wrote songs and spoke of deep devotion to each other.”