It Smells Like Middle-Aged Spirit | Kurt Cobain Turns 50

Frances Bean Cobain pays tribute to her late dad's birthday with a touching message on Instagram.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
Photo: Jeff Kravitz (Getty Images)

Today is Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday. It’s a total mind fuck to imagine what that the late Nirvana frontman who died in 1994 would look like or what kind of music he would be making as a middle-aged man. 

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The grunge rock legend’s 24-year-old daughter (with Courtney Love), Frances Bean Cobain, remembered her dad in a handwritten note she shared on social media.

February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday.

A post shared by Frances Bean Cobain (@space_witch666) on

 Although music fans lost an inspiration and icon, the touching message is a reminder that Frances lost a dad. In an interview with Rolling Stone about the HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Frances said her father sacrificed his life for his art “because the world demanded it of him. I think that was one of the main triggers as to why he felt he didn’t want to be here and everyone would be happier without him.”

“In reality, if he had lived,…I would have had a dad,” she continued. “And that would have been an incredible experience.”