Kurt Cobain ‘murdered’ claims award-winning documentary maker | Entertainment
Kurt Cobain was murdered, an award-winning documentary filmmaker claims.
Filmmaker and author Ian Halperin, 58, who has been investigating the Nirvana frontman’s suicide since he rocked rock fans in 1994, has said his new book Case Closed: The Cobain Murder: The Killing and Cover Up of Kurt Cobain contained a “convincing argument”, the late rocker did not take his own life.
Ian told The US Sun: “In this book, I steadfastly conclude, the police were 100% wrong and it was a murder.
“The verdict should be changed from suicide to murder. And all of this is based on the forensic pathological evidence, new evidence that I’ve unearthed.”
Ian stressed he’s not accusing anyone of murder, adding that he’s challenging Kurt’s widow, Courtney Love, 58, to take a polygraph test to set the record straight after years of feverish speculation about the circumstances of Kurt’s death.
He added: “I’m not accusing anyone of murder, but I urge Courtney to get a lie detector. I will pay to clear her name.
“She is accused of being involved for so many years.
“If it passes, I’ll buy a billboard in Times Square and say ‘Courtney Love is innocent.’
“And I still encourage her, as a grieving widow, to go on the trail and find the killers. I won’t stop until I find the killers.
“I say, look, her role is certainly suspect based on the body of evidence I outline in the new book. But I’m not accusing her of murder.
“A lot of people doubted her. A lot of media, a lot of people close to her openly accuse her of murder – it’s not me.”
Ian’s book includes a claim that Kurt, who had daughter Frances Bean, 30, with ‘Hole’ singer Courtney, didn’t write all the lines in his suicide note.
He added, “The last five lines of the suicide notes were not in Kurt Cobain’s handwriting.
“This is the only section of the suicide note that deals with suicide. And in a completely different handwriting.
“Years ago, I had it examined by two of the best handwriting experts in the world.
“Both of them came to the conclusion, undeterred, that it wasn’t in Kurt Cobain’s handwriting. “
Troubled heroin user Kurt was found dead on April 8, 1994 at age 27 in a greenhouse room above the detached garage of his home in Seattle’s Lake Washington neighborhood, holding the shotgun that killed him.
The coroner and the Seattle Police Department declare the death a suicide after Kurt spent years struggling with life in the spotlight.
Nirvana’s ex-manager Danny Goldberg, 72, has denied claims Kurt was murdered, telling The Independent newspaper they were “ridiculous” as he watched the rocker’s descent into depression.