The note mocks the wedding vows Kurt Cobain would have made to his wife Courtney Love and will undoubtedly fuel questions about what role the troubled marriage played in Cobain’s decision to commit suicide.
Cobain’s body was found at his Seattle home on April 8th, 1994 and was ruled a suicide. The note found in his wallet was taken by police, logged as evidence, and never released publicly until now.
As the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death approached, Seattle Police decided to review internal files from the Nirvana frontman’s death. The case has not been re-opened, however dozens of never-before-seen photos have since been released, as well as a detective’s full report on the re-examination of the file.
Although the handwriting on the marriage vow-mocking note appears to be the same as the handwriting of the suicide note found at the scene, the sentiments are not. The wallet note refers to Love as a “b**ch with zits…siphoning money for doping and whoring,” while the suicide note refers to her as a “goddess… who sweats ambition and empathy.”
The Seattle Police Department’s 2014 review of the case confirms the original determination that Cobain’s death was, in fact, a suicide, concluding that he used a shotgun to kill himself after taking a lethal dose of heroin.