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Mia O'Hare

Courtney Love urged to 'find Kurt Cobain's killers' as author believes he was murdered

Kurt Cobain was 'murdered' claims an award-winning author and filmmaker, who is challenging Courtney Love to set the record straight with a polygraph.

Ian Halperin is offering the actress and singer, 58, the chance to take a polygraph to answer questions about Cobain's death, which is believed to have been suicide.

The Nirvana front man was found dead aged 27 at his home in the Lake Washington neighborhood of Seattle on April 8, 1994.

The singer was holding the shotgun which had killed him with the coroner and the Seattle Police Department declaring the death a suicide.

Yet Halperin claims he has a "convincing argument" the Cobain didn't kill himself.

Kurt Cobain died aged 27 (Getty Images)
Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain married in 1992 (WireImage)

In his new book, Case Closed: The Cobain Murder: The Killing And Cover Up of Kurt Cobain, Halperin has probed into the musician's suicide since the mid 90s.

Halperin claims he has evidence Kurt was murdered but he doesn't accuse anyone including his widow Courtney Love.

However, the author thinks a lie detector test would help clear up Love's name after years of speculation with die-hard Nirvana fans who have questioned the death.

An author has offered Courtney a lie detector test to 'clear her name' (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

“In this book, I conclude unwaveringly, the police got it wrong a thousand percent, and it was a murder," Halperin told The U.S. Sun.

“The verdict should be changed from suicide to murder. “I'm not accusing anybody of murder, but I do challenge Courtney to finally take a polygraph. I will pay for it to clear her name.

“She's been accused of being involved in this for so many years. If she passes, I will buy a billboard in Times Square and say on the billboard, ‘Courtney Love is innocent’.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (FilmMagic)

He added that Courtney should "get on the trial" to help find Cobain's "killers".

The author feels Love, who is mom to the couple’s only daughter Frances Bean Cobain, is likely to respond to his offer and book with “a big denial.”

Kurt and Courtney married in 1992 until his untimely death.

Kurt's body was discovered at least 34 hours later by an electrician at his home.

The couple had one daughter, Frances Bean (Getty Images)

He had left a note and gun at the scene.

Kurt had written: "The fact is I can't fool you. The worst crime I can think of would be to rip people off by faking it."

The Mirror has contacted Courtney Love's representative for comment

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