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Frances Bean Cobain

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Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain (nickname: Franny), born August 18, 1992, is the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. After her father's death on 5 April 1994, custody of her went to her mother until the latter was arrested after an OxyContin overdose in October 2003.

She was then placed in the care of Kurt's mother, Wendy O'Connor. In January 2005 she was placed back into Love's custody.

Cobain was named after Frances McKee of the Vaselines (and not after, as some Nirvana fans have suggested, Frances Farmer). Her middle name is 'Bean' because Kurt thought she looked like a kidney bean on the ultrasound. She is often said to have the distinctive features of her father. Cobain's mother waited until she had turned around 8 to tell her the circumstances surrounding her father's death.

Although she has her father's eyes and face, she does not like to be reminded about looking like him. Furthermore, when she hears a song by her father it makes her sad, and she opts to not listen to his music because of this.

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