USA TODAY: Courtney Love wrote note, not Cobain

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Courtney Love wrote note, not Cobain

SEATTLE (AP) — One of the foremost experts on Kurt Cobain said the late grunge rocker did not pen a note mocking his wedding vows to fellow musician Courtney Love. Love herself wrote it, said Seattle author Charles R. Cross, who has written several books on Cobain, including the biography Heavier Than Heaven. Cross said 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 a lot of 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 references Love as Cobain’s “lawful shredded wife” who would be “siphoning” his money for drugs.

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