Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain lives changed forever nearly 20 years ago. The widow and daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will always be haunted by the loss, which is why the last thing they want is for the world to see graphic photos from Cobain’s death.
Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear arguments Friday over whether to proceed with a recent lawsuit that claims that the release of the sealed photos will prove that Cobain was murdered and did not commit suicide, the Associated Press reports.
Richard Lee, who runs a public access show in Seattle, is the one suing the city and the Seattle Police Department for the release of records and photos under the state Public Records Act, according to Seattle Times. Lee believes it was a conspiracy by government officials that lead to Cobain’s death.
Both Love and Cobain wrote letters to the court describing the negative impacts the release of the photos would have on them, People reports. Frances said she has already had to cope with personal issues due to the death.
“Coping with even the possibility that those photographs could be made public is very difficult. Further sensationalizing it through the release of these pictures would cause us indescribable pain,” she wrote.
Cobain died on April 4, 1994 in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard East in Seattle from an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. In March 2014, the Seattle Police Department released 35 never-before-seen pictures from the death investigation of Cobain. The pictures showed how he left a suicide note and where his body was found.
In April, HBO aired a documentary called "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," which detailed the story of Cobain’s career. The trailer for the documentary can be seen below.