Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain and Hole singer-songwriter Courtney Love, took to Instagram today with a photo of a heartfelt note penned in honor of what would have been her late father’s 50th birthday. He took his life when Frances was still an infant, and her note seems to reflect that distance between her and her late father.
Of course, the legacy of Kurt Cobain is no stranger to controversy, especially with respect to his family; this seems like the latest iteration of drama that’s been ongoing since the singer’s death. Per UPROXX:
It’s not the first time that a member of the Cobain family has directed a note at Kurt over social media. On Francis’ 23rd birthday, Courtney Love wrote a note to her late husband who committed suicide in the spring of 1994. Under a photo shoot of the family from when Frances was still an infant, Love lambasted Kurt for his actions before saying that she missed him.
“Makes me feel so sad,” she wrote. “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.”
At the time he committed suicide in 1994, Cobain was 27 years old and dealing with gravely serious depression and substance abuse issues; his breakdown seemed to coincide with the height of his band’s popularity.