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Frances Bean Cobain has spoken publicly about her late father Kurt Cobain for the first time, revealing her thoughts about his 1994 suicide.
Frances, who was not quite two years old when the Nirvana frontman took his life, told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that there was a “mythology and romanticism” surrounding her father – a direct result of his early death.
“Kurt has gotten to icon status because he will never age. He will always be that relevant in that time and always be beautiful,” she said.
The 22-year-old visual artist went on to talk about how “our culture is obsessed with dead musicians.”
“If Kurt had just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible… But he wasn’t.
“He inspired people to put him on a pedestal, to become St. Kurt. He became even bigger after he died than he was when he was alive.”
Frances worked as an executive producer on the new HBO documentary about Kurt’s life, titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
Of the documentary, she says: “It’s emotional journalism. It’s the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words – by his own aesthetic, his own perception of the world.”