It’s been 21 years since Kurt Cobain killed himself. While some of his fans think his wife Courtney Love killed him, this is not the case. Love has spent the majority of her career making music and attending rehab centers to kick her addiction. Any mention of Kurt has been brief, that is until social media arrived on the scene.
Since then, Courtney Love has been very vocal in mourning her late husband. Recently, Courtney Love took to Instagram to express her sadness and anger over Cobain’s senseless death. The Hole artist posted a photo of Cobain and herself with their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. She captioned the photo with heartbreaking words for the late Nirvana front man.
“Makes me feel so sad. Our baby is all grown up now. Jesus Kurt look at her face, what on earth were you thinking..⁉⁉ God I miss you, we all miss you #family #memories #turnbacktime #lovehim.”
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) August 20, 2015
A few days ago, Love shared another photo of the trio as a seemingly happy family and captioning it with, “My greatest love and our precious Bean #missyou #memories.”
Last week, Love wished her daughter Frances Bean a happy 23rd birthday on Twitter.
Happy birthday my sweetest baby girl, I’m so proud of you @alka_seltzer666
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) August 18, 2015
At the time of Kurt Cobain’s death, Frances wasn’t even 2-years-old. That said, she has preserved her father’s memory. Frances Bean Cobain signed on as producer to the only biopic on her father called Montage of Heck, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and made its debut on HBO earlier.
While doing press for the film, Frances Bean admitted that while she doesn’t like her father’s music, there are some exceptions.
She told Rolling Stone, “‘Dumb’ [on In Utero] — I cry every time I hear that song. It’s a stripped-down version of Kurt’s perception of himself — of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation.”
She even explained her father’s psyche when he was at the end of his life.
“Kurt got to the point where he eventually had to sacrifice every bit of who he was to his art, because the world demanded it of him. I think that was one of the main triggers as to why he felt he didn’t want to be here and everyone would be happier without him.”
Although she didn’t grow up with her father, she did grow close to his bandmates.
“Dave [Grohl], Krist [Novoselic], and Pat [Smear] came over to a house where I was living. It was the first time [the ex-Nirvana members] had been together in a long time. And they had what I call the ‘K.C. Jeebies,’ which is when they see me, they see Kurt. They look at me, and you can see they’re looking at a ghost.”
[Photo by Courtney Love / Instagram]