Courtney Love pays warm tribute to Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday
The singer shared a throwback picture with Cobain on what would have been the NIrvana frontman's 51st birthday
Courtney Love has shared an emotional tribute to Kurt Cobain on what would’ve been the late Nirvana frontman’s 51st birthday. The Hole singer shared a black-and-white photo of herself cuddling with her former husband, simply captioning the photo, “happy birthday baby god I miss you.”
The emotional tribute comes after Love was forced to file official documents last year to prevent the publication of images from the scene of Cobain’s death.
The images reportedly portrayed Kurt’s body “as it lay in the family residence after he was shot in the head” and their publication was supported by conspiracy theorist Richard Lee.
Cobain’s surviving family argue that sharing the images “would not only exacerbate the post-traumatic stress Frances Bean Cobain has suffered since childhood but physically endanger her and her mother by encouraging more disturbed stalkers and fanatical threats.”
The musician tragically took his own life aged 27 on 5 April 1994 at his Seattle home with a 20-gauge shotgun, after battling a widely publicised heroin addiction. With his death, Cobain left behind an eternal legacy of grunge and rock influence after fronting Nirvana throughout the nineties.
Before committing suicide, Cobain sat down and penned a suicide note, where he wrote, “Please keep going Courtney for Frances,” referring to the couple’s then 1½-year-old daughter Frances Bean. “For her life will be so much happier without me. I love you. I love you.”
After both her parents struggled with drug abuse, Frances, now 25, shared an Instagram post last week from the island of Oahu in Hawaii celebrating her second anniversary of being sober.
Sharing a video which shows half of her face and a rainbow to the side of her, she wrote on Instagram: "I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday."
I thought I would start this post by sharing a pure moment in Oahu surrounded by nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here & now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday. It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum . The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing. I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen. Self destruction, toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me choosing to be present is the best decision I have ever made. How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be. So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, and the myriad of other messy, raw emotions I feel constantly. They inform who I am, what my intentions are, who i want to be and they force me to acknowledge my boundaries/limitations. I claim my mistakes as my own because I believe them to be a contribution to a higher education. I am constantly evolving. The moment any evolution ceases is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to. I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me. Peace, love, empathy (I’m going to reclaim this phrase and redefine it as something that’s filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to ) Frances Bean Cobain
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