Courtney Love, Not Cobain, Wrote Cruel Note: Author

'The handwriting is absolutely Courtney's': expert
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2014 2:44 PM CDT
Courtney Love, Not Cobain, Wrote Cruel Note: Author
This April 1994 photo from the Seattle Police Department shows a wallet containing Kurt Cobain's Washington state driver's license, found at the scene of his suicide.   (AP Photo/Seattle Police Department)

One of the foremost experts on Kurt Cobain says the late grunge rocker did not pen a note mocking his wedding vows to fellow musician Courtney Love. Love herself wrote it, says Seattle author Charles Cross, who has written several books on Cobain. Cross says Love emailed him to say that she wrote the note and that she gave it to Cobain before their wedding in 1991.

"Early in their relationship, they wrote notes like that to each other constantly," Cross said. "The handwriting is absolutely Courtney's." Police found the note in Cobain's wallet after he killed himself in 1994. It received media attention last week after CBS News published it, saying it was presumably written by Cobain and that it was sure to stoke questions about what role his marriage played in his death. "The note was promoted as Kurt mocking their wedding vows three years after they were married. It just doesn't make any sense," Cross says. (More Kurt Cobain stories.)

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