Raymond Fiore
April 16, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

On the 10th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Max Wallace and Ian Halperin’s Love & Death (Atria Books) fuels the controversial theory that the rock icon was murdered. (Not so, says a spokesperson for Courtney Love: ”There has been a thorough investigation of Kurt Cobain’s death by the Seattle Police Department, and it has been unquestionably ruled a suicide.”) Nonetheless, the authors say they have compelling evidence.

1. A page of handwriting practice was found in Love’s backpack the week of Cobain’s death. Two top forgery experts have alleged that the last four lines of Cobain’s suicide note were not written by him.

2. Love told the media that Cobain’s accidental overdose a month before his death was a suicide attempt. But she had previously admitted to a private investigator that the ”suicide note” he left expressed his desire for a divorce.

3. The amount of heroin in Cobain’s system would have rendered him unconscious within seconds, making it impossible for him to pull the trigger.

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