Kurt Cobain Would Have Been 51 This Week

Kurt Cobain would have turned 51 on Tuesday (Feb. 20) of this week. On what would have been his birthday, his widow Courtney Love posted a special birthday message to her late husband.

On Instagram, Love posted a black-and-white photo of her and and Cobain. She wrote, "Happy birthday baby god I miss you."

Cobain was born on Feb. 20, 1967. He became an icon in the music world and is often credited for helping bring "grunge" to the mainstream. Cobain battled with substance abuse and mental health problems for most of his life and passed away in April of 1994 at age 27. 

Cobain's daughter with Love, Frances Bean Cobain, took to social media earlier this month to announce that she had also dealt with addiction and is now two years sober. XO

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