Reliving The Strange Love Mystery Of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

By | November 29, 2016

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It seems like there's a new Hollywood love story everyday. And although love is a beautiful thing, it rarely stays that way in the land of the stars. The celebrities in Hollywood just can't seem to get it together when it comes to love. Most relationships end in divorce, tragedy, drama or a combination of the three. As entertaining as it might be to some, every now and then celebrity relationships take an awful turn for the worst, like Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's not-so-happy ending. Let's go back to where it all started. 

Anyone who knows music will know who Kurt Cobain was; he was the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary rock band, Nirvana. He met Courtney Love, a musician, actress and artist, in 1990, a year before Nirvana recorded the best album.

Kurt, 23 at the time and Courtney, 26, kept bumping into each other until she gave him her number. He called her that night, pretending that all he wanted was to find out where she got the cough syrup- a popular intoxicant at the time- that she gave him earlier that day.  Although Courtney was in a relationship with another rocker at the time, Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, she still pursued things with Kurt. 

The two officially started dating in the fall of 1991 and were married a few months later in 1992. Courtney was already pregnant when they exchanged vows, and their only child was born six months later. The couple, already subject to media scrutiny, came under fire when Courtney was "misquoted" in a Vanity Fair article, saying that she used cocaine early on in her pregnancy, because she wasn't aware that she was expecting a child. 

After Frances Bean Cobain was born, she was removed from her parents custody for four weeks, a result of the fallout from the article. Courtney and Kurt were tested regularly for drug use until they regained custody of their daughter. 


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In March 1994, Kurt was diagnosed with bronchitis and laryngitis while on tour in Germany. Going to Rome for treatment, he met up with Courtney the next day. The following morning, Courtney woke up to find Kurt passed out from an overdose on their bed. Courtney later said that that was Kurt's first suicide attempt. Their relationship became increasingly strained when Kurt began behaving strangely.

After returning home, things got increasingly disturbing:

1. March 1994, Kurt locked himself into a room with a firearm which Courtney believed he was going to use to take his life. When the police arrived, Kurt stated that he was simply hiding from his wife.

2. April, 1994, After admitting himself into a rehab facility, because Courtney and his friends staged an intervention (where he seemed to be making progress) he broke out and flew to Seattle.

3. April, 1994, The following days, he was spotted around the Seattle area, but didn't try to contact his family. Courtney hired an investigator to locate him.

Kurt's body was found on April 8th 1994 by his electrician who came to install a security system. A gun was found pointed at Kurt's chin, along with a suicide note. His body was filled with a combination of drugs, including heroin.

After his death, Courtney said that a friend told her that Kurt would ruin her life. She said that she simply didn't care, she loved him with all her heart.