L’Wren Scott Found Dead of Apparent Suicide—Boyfriend Mick Jagger “Completely Shocked and Devastated”

L’Wren Scott Found DeadWe’re sad to report that Mick Jagger’s girl­friend of 13 years, L’Wren Scott, has passed away. The 49-year-old fash­ion designer was believed to have com­mit­ted sui­cide this morn­ing (March 17, 2014)—her assis­tant found her body hang­ing by a scarf from a door­knob in her Man­hat­tan apart­ment. There were report­edly no signs of foul play and no note was found on the scene.

Accord­ing to police sources, L’Wren Scott sent her assis­tant a text mes­sage a cou­ple hours before she was found dead, ask­ing her to come by the apart­ment. Although the med­ical exam­iner has yet to release an offi­cial report, author­i­ties are treat­ing Scott’s death as an appar­ent suicide.

Scott’s sud­den death has left the fash­ion and enter­tain­ment indus­try stunned, but no one is as shocked as her long­time boyfriend, 70-year-old Mick Jag­ger, who is cur­rently tour­ing with the Rolling Stones in Aus­tralia. Accord­ing to a spokesper­son, Jag­ger is “com­pletely shocked and dev­as­tated by the news.”

L’Wren Scott enjoyed a steady rise to the top of the fash­ion world, but accord­ing to insid­ers, her busi­ness has taken a hit recently. She can­celed her show for the Lon­don Fash­ion Week at the last minute, blam­ing it on not receiv­ing fab­rics in time. But some sources spec­u­late that the real rea­son her show was scrapped was because her “busi­ness just crashed.” Insid­ers also noticed that the designer, who was usu­ally very active on her Insta­gram account, had recently stopped post­ing as much.

Sources:

Celona, L. et al., “Jag­ger and designer girl­friend L’Wren Scott split before sui­cide,” New York Post web site, March 17, 2014; http://goo.gl/6f7Y54.

“L’Wren Scott, fash­ion designer and Mick Jagger’s long­time girl­friend, found dead of appar­ent sui­cide,” National Post web site, March 17, 2014; http://goo.gl/JsJRuW.