Frances Bean Cobain has paid a touching tribute to her late father Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain

The Nirvana frontman - who committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27 - was born on February 20, 1967 and his 24-year-old daughter took to Instagram simply thanking her father for giving her "the gift of life".

In a handwritten note posted on Monday (20.02.17), Frances wrote: "Today would have been your 50th birthday

You are loved and you are missed

Thank you for giving me

The GIFT of life

Forever Your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain (sic)"

She also captioned the post: "February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday (sic)"

Meanwhile, Frances - whose mother is Hole singer Courtney Love - wants her late father's guitar back off her estranged husband.

She has filed documents asking a court to force Isaiah Silva to return a six-string 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic - the instrument famously played by Kurt during Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' session - as she claims he has refused to give it back since she filed for divorce last March.

According to TMZ, Frances wants the court to allow her to inspect the guitar to ensure it has been kept in perfect condition by her estranged husband and then she wants it handed to an art shipping company for safekeeping until their dispute over the instrument is resolved.

Isaiah has insisted Frances gave him the guitar as a gift and so it is his to keep, while the brunette beauty insists she would never have given him a "priceless family heirloom".

A judge has yet to rule on her request.