When Kurt Cobain, the frontman for the band Nirvana, died his daughter Frances Bean Cobain wasn’t even 2 years old. Now at the age of 24, the actress and model is paying tribute to her father’s legacy.
Frances Bean Cobain, whose mother is Courtney Love, took to Instagram and posted a moving tribute to her father, in memoriam of him on this 50th birthday.
The Instagram post was a picture of a handwritten note by Cobain. She captioned the photo with, “February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday.”
The note read, “Today would have been your 50th birthday. You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the GIFT of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.”
Kurt Cobain’s lifeless body was found on April 8, 1994, however, it was estimated that Kurt actually died on April 5, 1994.
Just a month before the rock star’s death, he was hospitalized for overdosing on drugs and alcohol. Just days before dying, Cobain had checked out of a rehab center, the medical bracelet was still on Cobain’s wrist at the time of his death. He left a suicide note that read, “I don’t have the passion anymore, and so remember, it’s better to burn out than to fade away.”
Back in 2014, the Seattle Police Department made the decision to reexamine his death and also released never-before-seen photos of the death scene. The Police also confirmed that the cause of death was suicide.
Frances Bean Cobain was the executive producer of a documentary back in 2015 about her father and titled it, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” In a statement to Rolling Stone, Frances poured, “He’s larger than life and our culture is obsessed with dead musicians. We love to put them on a pedestal. If Kurt had just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible … But he wasn’t. He inspired people to put him on a pedestal, to become St. Kurt. He became even bigger after he died than he was when he was alive. You don’t think it could have gotten any bigger. But it did.”