Francis Bean Cobain remembers her father, Kurt Cobain, on his 50th birthday


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.

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Musician Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain attend 10th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 2, 1993 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California.
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Frances Bean Cobain and designer Jeremy Scott attend the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Sundance)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
381721 01: Courtney Love (R) and daughter Frances Bean Cobain, enjoy courtside seats with a friend at the Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets game November 12, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Frances Bean Cobain and Lindsey Ray attend Eddie Martinez 'Nomader' Opening on September 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Kohn Gallery)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 02: Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and baby Frances Bean attending the 1993 MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles 09/02/93 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Frances Bean Cobain arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Twilight' at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters on November 17, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
American singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994), performs with his group Nirvana at a taping of the television program 'MTV Unplugged,' New York, New York, Novemeber 18, 1993. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 23: READING FESTIVAL Photo of Eugene KELLY and Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain with Eugene Kelly performing live onstage (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Frances Bean Cobain and Lindsey Ray attend Eddie Martinez 'Nomader' Opening on September 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Kohn Gallery)
Courtney Love & Daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Courtney Love & Daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
GERMANY - NOVEMBER 12: Photo of Krist NOVOSELIC and Kurt COBAIN and Dave GROHL and NIRVANA; L-R: Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, posed, group shot (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Courtney Love (right) and daughter Frances Bean Cobain at the Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during 1993 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Dave Grohl,Kurt Cobain and Kirst Novoselic of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Tom Freston, Sumner Redstone, Courtney Love witrh daughter Frances Bean Cobain, guest, Danny Goldberg, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 10: A letter from entertainer Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love stands on display December 10, 2004 in New York City. Christie's, in a partnership with Julien's, will hold a Rock & Roll and Entertainment Memorabilia auction Friday, December 17, 2004. The sale, which will include such items as guitars owned by Beatle George Harrison, an Academy Award from 1941 for Best Picture, interview tapes of John Lennon, letters from Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love and numerous Elvis memorabilia, is expected to realize in the region of $3 million. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
(NO TABLOIDS) Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during Nirvana in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love pose with director Brett Morgen at the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Sundance)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 30: READING FESTIVAL Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain performing live onstage, wearing wig (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: HILVERSUM Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain recording in Hilversum Studios smoking cigarette (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Emma Roberts (L) and Frances Bean Cobain attend the pre-party for the premiere of the Twentieth Century Fox film 'Aquamarine' on February 26, 2006 at the Fox Studio Lot in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: Kurt Cobain from Nirvana performs live on stage at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 25 1991 (photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns)
Married singers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain w. their daughter Frances Bean. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: HILVERSUM Photo of NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain, posed, looking to camera, recording in Hilversum Studios (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: HILVERSUM Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain recording in Hilversum Studios (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Married singers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain w. their daughter Frances Bean. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during MTV Live and Loud: Nirvana Performs Live - December 1993 at Pier 28 in Seattle, Washington, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during MTV Live and Loud: Nirvana Performs Live - December 1993 at Pier 28 in Seattle, Washington, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
American singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994), performs with his group Nirvana at a taping of the television program 'MTV Unplugged,' New York, New York, Novemeber 18, 1993. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Frances Bean Cobain arrives at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Vibiana on Sepember 20, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Frances Bean Cobain is seen at LAX on January 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JOCE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Courtney Love (C) daughter Frances Bean Cobain (R) and photographer David LaChapelle arrive at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style awards held at Beverly Hills City Hall on February 8, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Artist Frances Bean Cobain (L) and director Brett Morgen attend the HBO documentary films Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Sundance premiere on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for HBO)
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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.

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

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.

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