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Frances Bean Cobain Pens Note to Father Kurt Cobain on His 50th Birthday: “Thank You for Giving Me the Gift of Life”

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Musician Courtney Love (L) and visual artist Frances Bean Cobain attend Hilarity for Charity's 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety Show: Seth Rogen's Halloween at Hollywood Palladium on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)

On what would’ve been her father’s 50th birthday, Frances Bean Cobain shared a handwritten note to Kurt Cobain on Instagram. “You are loved and you are missed,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me the GIFT of life.” UPDATE: Cobain has also shared a text exchange with her grandmother, Kurt’s mother Wendy O’Connor. Read both notes below.