Nirvana, Courtney Love Pay Tribute to Kurt Cobain on Anniversary of His Death -- See the Pics
By Brian Haas
Thursday marked the 24th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, prompting Nirvana and his widow, Courtney Love, to pay tribute to the deceased grunge god on Twitter.
The official Nirvana Twitter account posted a short message and a somber, black-and-white photo of Cobain and the message, "Dear Kurt—We miss you."
Love, 53, posted a sweet photo of Cobain and their daughter, Frances Bean, when she was a baby, on Twitter with the message, "the universe always rips open on this day... those ocean blue eyes, we miss you."
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Frances Bean Cobain also paid tribute with her first publicly released original song in an Instagram video, though she quickly removed the video. The song had lyrics that could have been written by her father, according to Billboard: “I think I saw you when I was small/ I think I found you/ A penny for your good thoughts/ I think I found you/ Jesus hangs in your place on the cross/ All these hinges became unscrewed/ Heaven knows it was a cage on earth."
Cobain, who committed suicide on April 5, 1994, is largely credited with ushering in radical changes to music and pop history in the early 90s, becoming the face of the fuzzy, post-punk movement that came to be known as grunge after the release of Nirvana's breakout hit album, Nevermind. Cobain was never comfortable with his stardom and wrestled with anxiety, depression and addiction, much of which was unflinchingly on display in the 2015 documentary, Montage of Heck.