Stalking celebrities seems to be an ever-present issue
in the realm of entertainment news. To name a few, Jerry Lewis, John Cusack and
Mel Gibson have all sustained various fanatics who have taken things to the extreme.
These parasocial relationships pale in comparison, though, to the news
that Kurt Cobain’s ashes have been taken from Courtney Love’s home in Los Angeles.
“I can’t believe anyone would take Kurt’s ashes from me,”
the widow said in a recent statement. “I find it disgusting and right now I’m
suicidal. If I don’t get them back I don’t know what I’ll do.”
Upon his death in 1994, the legend’s ashes were scattered
near his Washington
State home and a Buddhist
temple. The remainder was given to Love, who kept them in a pink, bear-shaped
bag along with a lock of Cobain’s hair. The bag wasn’t the only thing taken
from her residence: clothes and jewelry were stolen as well.
This is not the only kind of identity theft involving Cobain
that has cropped up in recent years. Recently, Love reported an outrageous count
of credit theft involving Cobain’s social security number over the past five
years. The fraud includes purchase of a $3.2 million house in New Jersey and depleting the trust fund
established for their daughter Frances Bean’s education. However the authenticity of the theft is in question.
“He bought [the house] last year. I would like to know how,” Love
told The Sun. “He should probably get his ass back home if that is the case.”
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