Francis Bean Cobain Remembers Her Father, Kurt Cobain, on His 50th Birthday

Late Nirvana frontman’s daughter posts hand-written note on Instagram thanking her dad for “the gift of life”

Francis Bean Cobain paid tribute to her late father on Monday with a handwritten note posted on Instagram.

“You are loved and you are missed,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me the GIFT of life.”

Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 on Feb. 20. He died on April 6, 1994, at age 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head when his daughter was just one year old.

Francis, now 21, was recently named the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2017 ad campaign. Her father was known for his grunge style, which inspired previous Marc Jacobs campaigns.

Here’s Francis’ full post:

February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday.

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The Nirvana frontman was known as the spokesperson for his generation, and often spoke out against homophobia and sexism. Cobain inspired countless artists, from Weezer to Jay-Z, and fans also took to Twitter Monday to pay their respects.