Mick Jagger has found the perfect way to honor his long-term May-December relationship with the late L’Wren Scott. Because Scott was a prominent fashion designer, the 71-year-old Rolling Stones frontman has decided to set up a scholarship in her honor for the Central Saint Martins University of the Arts in London, England.
The actual monetary value of the scholarship isn’t known, but it will grant entrance for one master’s student per year (over a three-year period) to the prestigious arts academy, including tuition and even some of the living expenses. L’Wren Scott was reportedly friends with one of the school’s former course directors, which is presumably why Mick Jagger selected that particular one.
The celebrity couple was together for 13 years until their famous May-December relationship came to a tragic end in March 2014, when L’Wren Scott committed suicide at the age of 49. Her body was found in her Manhattan apartment—she appeared to have choked herself using a scarf and a doorknob. Mick Jagger was understandably said to be “completely shocked and devastated by the news.” Shortly after her death, Jagger posted a statement on his Facebook page about their May-December relationship, saying that he was still struggling to come to terms with her suicide, but that they “spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life” for themselves.
“Mick Jagger establishes scholarship in honor of late girlfriend L’Wren Scott,” New York Daily News web site, January 20, 2015; http://goo.gl/zLnKQS.
Telling, G., “L’Wren Scott Laid to Rest Among Family and Friends in Los Angeles,” People web site, March 25, 2014; http://goo.gl/szhKHq.
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