The Nirvana frontman was born on February 20, 1967, and would have turned 50 today if it wasn’t for his tragic suicide in April 1994.
Having shared a tribute to Kurt earlier in the day, Frances Bean has now posted a screenshot of a text message conversation between her and her grandmother on Instagram.
In it, Frances says: “I know he is thankful that you raised me to be as strong & compassionate as you are”. Wendy replies: “You were such a caring loving little girl and have turned into such a beautiful young women, he would be so ‘smugly’ proud of you”.
Earlier, Frances shared a heartfelt, handwritten note. “Today would have been your 50th birthday,” she wrote. “You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.” See that beneath.
Kurt Cobain’s birthday was also marked with the top 20 most played Nirvana songs being revealed.
Meanwhile, Frances Bean is currently embroiled in a lawsuit against her estranged husband Isaiah Silva for the return of her father’s acoustic guitar from the legendary ‘Nirvana Unplugged‘ concert. Silva claimed at the time that the guitar had been given to him as a wedding present. Now Frances Bean is urging the court to ensure the guitar is returned to her.
In a recent interview, she said: “I don’t fucking care what they did in the ’90s; I wasn’t around and it’s not relevant to me, Yes the ’90s were influential, for sure, but it’s just not my cup of tea. When it’s shoved down your throat every day for 24 years, you just stop caring.”
She went on to talk about the revival of grunge fashion: “I find it interesting where grunge originated from, and then where it was taken, which was high fashion. My dad was so poor that they kept going to Goodwill to get donated ripped jeans. It wasn’t a fashion decision; it was an ‘I don’t have any money, I have no other choice’ type of decision.”
See Kurt Cobain’s wisest quotes in the video below: