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."