Courtney Love honors late husband Kurt Cobain's birthday

Courtney Love commemorated the birthday of her late husband, rock icon Kurt Cobain, with a short but sweet message on Instagram.

Cobain, who died in 1994, would have turned 51 on Tuesday.

“Happy birthday baby,” Love began the Instagram post, which featured a black-and-white photo of Cobain embracing her.

“God I miss you.”

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Married singers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain w. their daughter Frances Bean. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Kurt Cobain (L) of the rock group Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole on VIP balcony of The Hollywood Palladium for a Mudhoney concert on September 27, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lindsay Brice/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (right) with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California (Photo by Terry McGinnis/WireImage)
Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
His face his scent his voice. I love you #melancholy #timeless
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.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love perform at the Rock Against Rape Benefit at Club Lingerie in Hollywood. (Photo by Lindsay Brice/Corbis via Getty Images)
6/4/94 Los Angeles, Ca. Countney Love Widow Of Kurt Cobain And Michale Stipe Of Rem Wife Marsha Arriving At MTV Movie Awards. (Photo By Tammie Arroyo/Getty Images)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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Cobain took his own life at the age of 27 on April 5, 1994. The body of the Nirvana frontman, whose personal battles with depression and substance abuse were well-documented, was discovered inside his Seattle home three days later with a gun pointed towards his chin.

The grunge legend praised Love and their then 1-year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, in a suicide note that was discovered near his body.

“I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy and a daughter who reminds me too much of what i used to be, full of love and joy, kissing every person she meets because everyone is good and will do her no harm. And that terrifies me to the point to where I can barely function,” Cobain wrote at the time. “I can’t stand the thought of Frances becoming the miserable, self-destructive, death rocker that I’ve become.”

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Courtney Love attens YSL Beauty Party During Paris Fashion Week Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 on January 17, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Courtney Love attends Mene 24 Karat Jewelry Presentation at Gagosian Gallery on January 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Courtney Love attends the Enfants Riches Deprimes Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Singer Courtney Love attends the 'YSL Beauty Hotel' event during Paris Fashion Week Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 on January 17, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Imagesfor YSL Beaute)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Singer Courtney Love attends AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi - Screening Of 'The Disaster Artist' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Singer Courtney Love arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi - screening of 'The Disaster Artist' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Courtney Love (L) and James Franco attend the screening of 'The Disaster Artist' at AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi on November 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Courtney Love attends the Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on September 26, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Courtney Love attends Marc Jacobs SS18 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Courtney Love attends Casamigos Halloween Party on October 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: Courtney Love leaves her hotel on September 27, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Courtney Love is seen on September 08, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Courtney Love attends arrivals for Opening Ceremony presentation during New York Fashion Week at La Mamma on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Courtney Love attends 2017 Harper's Bazaar Icons at The Plaza Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Courtney Love attends the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Courtney Love attends the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at Tate Modern on September 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
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Love and Cobain got married in 1992, and Frances — now 25 — was their only daughter. Frances celebrated being two years sober in an Instagram post last week.

Cobain, one of the most influential artists of his generation, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 as part of Nirvana, along with his bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.

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