Fans of iconic American singer and founder of rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, will celebrate his birth anniversary on Monday.

Cobain, who was born in 1967, founded Nirvana, with Krist Novoselic, in 1985.

Nirvana, which included lead singer and guitarist Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Chad Channing, recorded their first album "Bleach" in 1989. The album created quite some buzz and they were snapped up by the corporate label Geffen.

By the time they recorded their second album, "Nevermind", they were joined by a new drummer - Dave Grohl - as Channing left the band.

With the release of "Nevermind" in 1991, the band became even more popular. They then attained international success with song like "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

Cobain married fellow singer Courtney Love in February, 1992 and had a child named Frances Bean Cobain.

Unfortunately, he battled substance abuse problems all his life and found it difficult to deal with his fame. Around this time he began overdosing on substances like heroin, which he believed gave him relief from his stomach pain that he suffered from for years.

Then, on April 8, 1994, three days after being reported missing, Kurt Cobain was found dead with a gunshot wound, at his Seattle residence.

His loving fans, however, have never forgotten him. Check out some of the birthday wishes on Twitter...

GaskarthsBell94, "Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain...your words will live on"

Giabrahimt said, "Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain! You were an inspiration and touched the lives of millions across the world. Rest in Peace!"

Joana_a, tweeted, "Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain.Thank you changing the world.Your music means a lot to us."

Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the 'grunge' rock group Nirvana performing during a September 1992 performance at the MTV Music Awards show in Los Angeles. Cobain died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Seattle radio station KIRO said April 8, 1994.REUTERS/Lee Celano AT
Kurt Cobain performing at the 1992 Video Music Awards. Kurt Cobain rocketed to unexpected, and unwanted, fame with Nirvana and their 1991 album, Nevermind. Cobain’s public battle with depression reflected in his music with lyrics such as “I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black”. His suicide on 5 April, 1994 resulted in public outcry, with diehard fans of the grunge-pioneers blaming his wife, Courtney Love of murdering the tortured soul.Reuters
Visitors pay their respects to Kurt Cobain - the American singer-songwriter of the grunge group Nirvana - on the eve of the rock star's suicide on April 5 1994, at Virgin Megastore Oxford Street, in central LondonYui Mok/PA Archive
Kurt Cobain (L, behind baby) as he arrives with wife Courtney Love, holding their daughter Frances Bean Cobain, for the MTV Music Awards show in Los Angeles in this September 1992 file photo.REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Fragments of a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar that was smashed to pieces in 1992 by singer Kurt Cobain is pictured at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California during a media preview December 2, 2008REUTERS/Fred Prouser
An Iraqi policeman, wearing a shirt emblazoned with a picture of the rock band Nirvana's late frontman Kurt Cobain, takes part in a demonstration in Baghdad November 16, 2003 by security forces demanding three months of unpaid salariesREUTERS/Hazir Reka