It’s been 25 years since Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life, and we’re sure the rock legend’s loved ones still miss him every day.
Well, all except for Courtney Love, that is, who apparently chatted with Kurt’s ghost a few years after he died and was pretty unimpressed by the encounter.
This information comes to us courtesy of Love’s latest interview with NME, in which she reveals that she received a spectral visit from Cobain while she was dating Edward Norton in the late ’90s.
“When I moved to Hancock Park from Seattle with [daughter] Frances and Edward, I saw Kurt in a chair for a moment and he said hi to me and then he left,” she told the magazine.
Somehow, this story is both surprising and totally predictable.
We’re always taken aback to hear a sober (we assume) recollection of an otherworldly encounter.
But at the same time, of course Courtney Love claims to have seen Kurt Cobain’s ghost, and of course he gave a casual “‘sup” and went on his ghostly way.
Our younger readers might not remember this, but in the years before seething rage took over the world, excessive displays of emotion were considered deeply uncool, and Kurt was the king of the Apathetic 90s Guys.
We don’t know why anyone would expect anything different from his ghost.
A quick solo unplugged set would’ve been cool and all, but as long as Ghost Kurt was rocking a moth-eaten cardigan, we’ll accept that his final appearance was fully on-brand.
On a related note, shout-out to Courtney Love for still being alive.
We’re not trying to be morbid or anything, but really, who saw that one coming?
Not only is Courtney still kicking despite having ingested every substance on the planet, she actually seems to be doing pretty well for herself.
Against all odds, Love has even repaired her relationship with her 26-year-old daughter.
Last we checked in on the family, Courtney and Frances were paying tribute to Kurt on his birthday.
So much has changed in the decades since the Nirvana frontman has been gone that it’s hard to believe Cobain would only be in his early fifties.
Obviously, we joked around a lot here today, but reflecting on that sort of thing highlights how tragic every suicide really is.
Young victims miss out on so very much: some of it good, much of it bad, but all of it worth experiencing.