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Kurt Cobain's teenage daughter placed in guardianship

Courtney Love and Francis Bean
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Frances Bean, the daughter of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain has been placed under the temporary guardianship of her grandmother, according to court papers.

Control of the 17-year-old has been granted to the late Nirvana singer's mother Wendy O'Connor and his sister Kimberly Dawn Cobain.

Court documents do not mention Love or give a reason for the guardianship.

Love previously lost custody of Frances Bean in 2003 after a drug overdose but regained custody in 2005.

The court order, which runs until February, does not grant Cobain's mother and sister control over a trust established by the singer - who killed himself in 1994 - for his daughter.

In March, 44-year-old Love was sued by a fashion designer over messages she posted on the internet.

Dawn Simorangkir claimed Love made several "menacing and disturbing" statements about her on the singer's Twitter and MySpace pages.

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