Love and Cobain married on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 24, 1992. Love wore a satin and lace dress once owned by the actress Frances Farmer, and Cobain wore green pajamas, because he’d been "too lazy to put on a tux". Six months later, on August 18, the couple’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was born.
On April 8, 1994, four days before the release of Hole’s first major-label album, Live Through This, Cobain was found in his Seattle, Washington home, killed by an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. Two days later, fans assembled at a memorial service in Seattle. During the memorial, a recording was played of Love reading his suicide note, as she felt portions were addressed to his fans. Love interrupted the note frequently to express anger and sorrow, telling Cobain that if he hated it so much, he should just “quit being a rock star”. Love asked everyone to call Cobain an “asshole”; on the recording, the crowd obeys. Finally, Love implored fans not to listen to Cobain’s final words, “it’s better to burn out than fade away,” from Neil Young’s “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”.