Courtney Love reports Kurt Cobain's ashes stolen

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Stalking celebrities seems to be an ever-present issuein 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 WashingtonState 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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