Courtney Love shares tribute post on anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death

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Courtney Love has shared a tribute to Kurt Cobain marking the anniversary of her late husband’s death.

On her Instagram, Love posted a photo of the Nirvana frontman’s hands that was taken by R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe, describing it as a “powerful photograph of my twin flame.”

“It is one of the only images (or sounds/tastes etc) that make me miss him deeply,” Love writes, adding, “I know he’s in an enlightened place.”

According to Rolling Stone, Love and Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, also acknowledged the anniversary in a since-expired Instagram Story.

“Everyday I aim to have gratitude for everything that surrounds this life including loss,” Frances wrote. “It’s the ultimate teacher. Hold the people you love a little more tightly and a little bit closer for me today.”

Cobain died by suicide on April 5, 1994, at age 27. Eerily, fellow grunge rocker Layne Staley of Alice in Chains also died on April 5, eight years later in 2002.

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