On April 5, 1994, millions of fans lost a legendary idol, and Courtney Love lost her beloved husband, when rocker Kurt Cobain took his own life. Over two decades later, it seems that 51-year-old Love is still having a hard time wrapping her head around Kurt Cobain’s untimely death.
Earlier this week, Courtney Love posted a photograph to Instagram showing the couple sitting at the head of a brass bed, with her late spouse holding their only child, Frances Bean Cobain, on his lap. She captioned it with a moving note for the late father, expressing her sorrow: “Makes me feel so sad. Our baby is all grown up now. Jesus Kurt look at her face, what on earth were you thinking..!?!? God I miss you, we all miss you. [Sic]”
Shortly before this post, the day after Frances turned 23, Love shared another photo from the same shoot. It featured Cobain lying down with their daughter cradled between his legs. She professed her love for her late husband in the picture once again. Cobain gave his daughter her middle name as she looked like a bean in early ultrasounds.
The legendary rocker was found dead in his Seattle home with a self-inflicted shotgun injury to his head, just days after escaping from a rehab facility in Los Angeles.
His daughter and wife co-produced a documentary about him, which was heartbreaking to say the least. It was titled Kurt, Montage of Heck and premiered at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City earlier this year in January. It subsequently aired on HBO in May.
Whiteman, B., “‘What on Earth were you thinking?’ Courtney Love writes moving note to Kurt Cobain 21 years after his suicide,” Daily Mail web site, August 25, 2015; http://goo.gl/HaOOra.