Courtney Love Pays Tribute To Kurt Cobain On 51st Birthday

20 February 2018, 11:40 | Updated: 20 February 2018, 12:02

Courtney Love & Kurt Cobain
Courtney Love & Kurt Cobain. Picture: Love: Johnny Louis/SIPA USA/PA Images, Cobain: Jazz Archive/DPA/PA Images

The Hole rocker has shared a throwback image of herself with the late Nirvana frontman, who tragically lost his life to suicide in 1994.

Courtney Love has marked what would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st Birthday with an emotional post.

Taking to Instagram, the Violet singer shared an image of herself with the grunge icon in a post which was captioned: "happy birthday baby god I miss you".

happy birthday baby god I miss you

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The frontman tragically took his own life aged 27 on 5 April 1994, after battling a widely publicised heroin addiction. 

His daughter Frances this month revealed her own private battle with addiction.

Sharing a video which shows half of her face and a rainbow to the side of her, she wrote on Instagram: "I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday."

See her full post below:

I thought I would start this post by sharing a pure moment in Oahu surrounded by nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here & now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday. It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum . The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing. I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen. Self destruction, toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me choosing to be present is the best decision I have ever made. How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be. So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, and the myriad of other messy, raw emotions I feel constantly. They inform who I am, what my intentions are, who i want to be and they force me to acknowledge my boundaries/limitations. I claim my mistakes as my own because I believe them to be a contribution to a higher education. I am constantly evolving. The moment any evolution ceases is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to. I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me. Peace, love, empathy (I’m going to reclaim this phrase and redefine it as something that’s filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to ) Frances Bean Cobain

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