On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 a spokesperson from the New York City’s medical examiner’s office announced that the 49-year-old L’Wren Scott, a well-known fashion designer and Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, committed suicide by hanging herself.
In a report from Associated Press, Scott sent her assistant to come into her apartment on March 17, 2014, Monday. Her assistant found her kneeling with a scarf on her neck which had been tied to the handle of the French door.
Meanwhile, Scott’s longtime partner Mick Jagger, frontman of the band Rolling Stones, was shocked upon hearing the sad news. He released an official statement in Rolling Stone on March 18, 2014, Tuesday.
“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her.”
The two met in 2001, when Scott was still a renowned stylist. After six years, they decided to move in together in a house in London, although their hectic schedules kept them from being together most of the time.
The Rolling Stones postponed their 14 On Fire tour in Australia and New Zealand to give way to Jagger’s bereavement. The tour was originally set to start on March 19, 2014 at Perth, Australia and end on April 5, 2014 at Auckland, New Zealand. The group has released an official statement, informing the fans who have already bought the tickets to keep those and a new schedule will be announced.
The band expressed their sincerest apologies for the postponement of the said tour. Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Charlie Watts would like to thank their fans for the support and they hope for their understanding.
Watts’, the band’s drummer, said that supporting Jagger in this difficult time is their first priority. “Needless to say we are all completely shocked but our first thought is to support Mick at this awful time,” said Watts in a BBC report.