Courtney Love Almost Snorted Kurt Cobain's Ashes

03/17/2011 05:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We've come to expect the unexpected with Courtney Love, and so it is only a minor shock to hear that she once came close to snorting the ashes of her deceased husband. According to Neil Strauss, author of Everybody Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame And Madness, the Hole singer offered him a hit of the remains in a bizarre interaction, chronicled in his book as follows:

"She walks to a dresser, pulls open a drawer, and removes a square-shaped tin. She removes the lid, revealing a plastic bag full of white ashes. A faint smell of jasmine emanates from the tin.

"LOVE: Too bad you don't do coke. Otherwise I'd suggest taking a metal straw to it.

"STRAUSS: Yeah, I don't think that would be the right thing to do.

"LOVE: I'd like to though."

Though the ashes were never snorted (on that particular occasion), Strauss claims, "She was serious when she made the suggestion," Strauss revealed. "She actually said she would offer his ashes to me first to snort and then said she would like them." She can now join Keith Richards on the list of people for whom snorting the remains of loved ones is no big deal.

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