Kurt Cobain Was Murdered!

Secret tapes reveal a motive to have the Nirvana rocker killed.

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More than 20 years after rocker Kurt Cobain’s death, The National ENQUIRER has unearthed bombshell new evidence indicating the Nirvana frontman was murdered!

Authorities ruled the troubled 27-year-old singer killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head on April 8, 1994, in his Seattle home.

His widow, Courtney Love,  appeared grief-stricken in public as she mourned with their 19-month-old daughter, Frances Bean.

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But while Kurt’s suicide was blamed on drug addiction and depression, an ENQUIRER investigation has found:

– Thirty hours of secretly recorded conversations between Courtney and a private detective revealed a motive for Kurt’s murder;

– Forensic and medical evidence prove it was impossible for Kurt to have turned the gun on himself;

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– Proof that Kurt’s suicide note could be a forgery;

– A dirty cop — who was later pushed off the force — arranged a cover-up; 

– Kurt was so drugged up he had three times the fatal dose of heroin in his body.

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The secret tapes — provided by private eye Tom Grant — indicate Courtney, now 51, was anything but grieving after Kurt’s death.

The Hole rocker hired Tom on April 3, 1994. She claimed Kurt was missing — and even phoned in a report to police while pretending to be Kurt’s mom. Courtney told cops she was afraid Kurt was going to commit suicide, and that he had bought a shotgun.

But Tom, 69, who recorded all his talks with her, said she seemed far from sad.

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“Courtney seemed more pissed off about how Kurt had turned down an upcoming concert in which he stood to make $9.5 million,” he told The ENQUIRER.

Shockingly, the tapes also provide a motive for murder — the pair was headed for divorce! According to Tom, Courtney’s entertainment lawyer, Rosemary Carroll, told him Kurt asked her to remove Courtney from his will on March 1, 1994.

The legal pit bull also told Tom that Courtney called and asked her to find “the meanest, most vicious divorce lawyer.” 

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“Their impending divorce makes a perfect motive to have Kurt killed!” Tom said. “If they were divorced, Courtney stood to lose millions.”

What’s more, Courtney’s dad, Hank Harrison, has claimed a note found in Kurt’s wallet proves his daughter is complicit. It begins: “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she’s a b**ch with zits and siphoning all (your) money for doping and whoring …”

The ENQUIRER has also uncovered signs Kurt’s death scene was mishandled.

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Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nikolas Hartshorne, who led the on-scene examination, ruled Kurt’s death a suicide one day after his body was found — but at the time, he hadn’t received results of the toxicology screening! 

The Seattle Police Department has yet to release Kurt’s autopsy report. But according to  a police report — written in 2014 — Kurt had three times a fatal dose of heroin in his bloodstream at the time of his death. 

“That incredible level of heroin proves the impossibility that Kurt injected himself and then shot himself!” Tom told The ENQUIRER.

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The ENQUIRER uncovered other inconsistencies in Dr. Hartshorne’s suicide ruling. 

Forensic evidence shows Kurt was found face-up with a shotgun in his left hand. The gun’s exit chamber is pointed to the right. Despite that, the shotgun shell ejected with the fatal blast landed to the left of his body!

Just days after Kurt’s death, Tom voiced his concerns about the ruling to lead investigator, Seattle Police Sgt. Don Cameron. “He didn’t seem at all interested in entertaining any other cause of death,” Tom pointed out. 

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But the most startling evidence is a sheet of paper found in Courtney’s bag following Kurt’s death that suggests the suicide note could be a forgery! Scrawled on it are sequences like “b b” and “F f f,” where it seemed Courtney was practicing handwriting!

Forensic document examiner Heidi Harralson analyzed the paper for a 2015 documentary about Kurt’s death and called it a “handwriting practice sheet.”

Two elements support Heidi’s thesis, insiders said.

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The note doesn’t sound like a suicide note, except for the final four lines, in which Kurt writes of his daughter, “For her life, which will be so much happier without me.”

Those lines are scrawled at the end, as if they were added after it was written.

Heidi said: “It is possible that someone else with some skill could indeed imitate his writing.”

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Faced with this evidence, the police chief at the time of Kurt’s death has called for the case to be reopened!

“If I were the chief today I would reopen this investigation,” said Norm Stamper. “If we didn’t get it right the first time, we damn well better get it right the second time.”