Courtney Love Had Doubts About Kurt Cobain’s Suicide
It was revealed in a recent biography about Alice in Chains that Courtney Love, like many others, had doubts about whether former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death was actually a suicide, as it was determined.
A passage from Alice In Chains: The Untold Story reads:
A few weeks after Cobain’s death, Jim Elmer [Layne Staley’s stepfather] got a call from Courtney Love. She had been trying to get a hold of Layne and somehow got Elmer’s phone number. According to him, they spoke twice. "The gist of the conversation was that she was looking for Layne because she knew Layne and Kurt were friends and wanted to find out what happened the last few days, that she intimated to me that she was not happy with the outcome that it was a suicide. She thought there was more to it than that, and she wanted to chase down Layne and have a discussion with him."
Love was probably assuming that because Cobain and Layne ran in the same social circles — musicians, drug users, and drug dealers — he might have seen Cobain or have some knowledge of his final days. Whether Layne saw Cobain during his final days is not known, but there is evidence of at least one mutual drug connection.
Meanwhile, a few days ago, a Seattle judge dismissed a case that sought to make photographs from the scene of Cobain's death public.