Courtney Love has reportedly lashed out at Doc Martens shoes, for featuring her late husband, Kurt Cobain, in an advertisement.

The ad, which is only running in the UK, shows the Nirvana front man wearing black Doc Marten boots, draped in an angelic robe and sitting on a heavenly cloud.

It is part of a recent campaign featuring several dead rock stars, including Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols and Joey Ramone from The Ramones.

"Courtney had no idea this was taking place and would never have approved such a use," her rep tells "She thinks it's outrageous that a company is allowed to commercially gain from such a despicable use of her husband's picture."

Love and Cobain married in 1992 and had a daughter, Frances Bean, now 14.

Cobain shot himself in the couple's Seattle home in 1994.