LATEST: Courtney Love's publicist has dismissed reports a German artist has obtained the ashes of late rocker Kurt Cobain - insisting they were never stolen from the former Hole star in the first place.
Cobain's ashes were reportedly taken from his widow Love's Los Angeles home earlier this year (May08), along with thousands of dollars' worth of jewellery.
Love claimed to be "suicidal" over the loss of her husband's remains, saying at the time: "I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. They were all I had left of my husband. Now it feels like I have lost him all over again."
On Wednesday (01Oct08), artist Natascha Stellmach claimed to have "acquired" the ashes and threatened to smoke them as part of a morbid art exhibition.
But Love's representative Alan Nierob has now retracted Love's previous comments, claiming Cobain's remains "were never taken" and that the story of the burglary had been "erroneously reported", according to Gigwise.com.