Courtney Love, Frances Bean Remember Kurt Cobain on What Would Have Been His 51st Birthday

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 02: Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and baby Frances Bean attending the 1993 MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles 09/02/93 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)

Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967—meaning that today, February 20, 2018, would have been the Nirvana frontman’s 51st birthday. The occasion didn’t go unnoticed by Cobain’s two most famous family members: Both Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain marked the date with remembrances on Instagram. Love kept hers simple and touching, sharing a black-and-white snapshot of herself and Cobain with the caption, “happy birthday baby god I miss you.”

Frances Bean, 25, weighed in as well. “I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are,” she captioned a pair of throwback photos—one of herself as a baby with her dad, another featuring a pensive Cobain in a Breeders t-shirt. “I feel like that would be counterproductive. Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel.”

Kurt Cobain died April 5, 1994 at age 27. Read “The Ghost of Saint Kurt,” Spin’s 2004 cover story marking the 10th anniversary of Cobain’s death, and see Courtney Love and Frances Bean’s new Instagram posts below.

happy birthday baby god I miss you

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