May 1, 2014 in Nation/World

Kurt Cobain left behind note trashing Courtney Love, report says

From Wire Reports

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A handwritten note police discovered in Kurt Cobain’s wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, the late Nirvana front man’s wife.

CBS News reported that the note was taken from Cobain’s wallet when police arrived at his home on April 8, 1994, after Cobain fatally shot himself. The note was never made public. CBS obtained it from Seattle police via a public information request.

The network reported that the undated note, apparently written by Cobain on stationery from San Francisco’s Phoenix Hotel, is written like a mock wedding vow. It references Love as Cobain’s “lawful shredded wife” who would be “siphoning” his money for drugs.

Cobain’s body was discovered in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Cobain, who was 27 when he died, sold millions of albums with Nirvana and helped popularize the Pacific Northwest’s heavy, muddy grunge rock.

Attorney appointed for Walker’s child

A judge appointed an independent attorney for Paul Walker’s daughter Wednesday to help determine who will raise the teenager in the wake of her father’s death last year.

Superior Court Commissioner David Cowan refused to dismiss a guardianship case, citing an investigator’s report that detailed issues with Meadow Rain Walker’s mother having custody of the 15-year-old. The report is confidential and Cowan did not elaborate on the issues contained in the report.

Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” film franchise, died in a car crash in November. His will called for his mother to serve as guardian of his daughter, but she later asked for her petition to be dismissed.

Attorneys said Wednesday that she had reached an agreement with Meadow Walker’s mother, Rebecca Jo Soteros, on who will care for her, but Cowan said he wasn’t comfortable with dismissing the case yet.

He said Soteros was not in a position to take custody of her daughter “given where she’s living at this time.” He did not elaborate, but Cheryl Walker’s guardianship petition said Soteros had an alcohol problem.

Cowan said he would decide what to do with the case once he reviews a report prepared by Meadow Walker’s court-appointed attorney. He set another hearing in the case for May 28.

The birthday bunch

Singer Judy Collins is 75. Singer Rita Coolidge is 69. Hall of Fame jockey Steve Cauthen is 54. Country singer Tim McGraw is 47. Rock musician D’Arcy is 46. Movie director Wes Anderson is 45. Actor Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) is 32. Actress Kerry Bishe is 30.

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