Everyone is still trying to unravel the mystery behind L’Wren Scott’s sudden death. The body of the 49-year-old fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger was found hanging from a doorknob in her apartment on the morning of March 17. The medical examiner has yet to confirm, but officials are treating it as an apparent suicide.
After news of L’Wren Scott’s death surfaced, so did the many theories about why she decided to take her own life. Some sources claimed that Jagger, 70, had recently ended their May-December relationship after 13 years together, and that’s what inevitably led to her suicide. But Jagger’s spokesman quickly denied those rumors, saying that the celebrity couple was still very much together at the time of Scott’s death, and that their supposed breakup is “a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip.”
Rather than her May-December relationship with Jagger, the more likely culprit behind L’Wren Scott’s suicide is looming money troubles—the designer was reportedly in a downward spiral of debt. Financial records show that as of 2012, her company owed almost $6 million to creditors. Scott had also been struggling for a while to pay her staff and suppliers.
Although her famous older man is estimated to be worth over $305 million, Scott always refused to take money from him, because, according to friends, she wasn’t the kind of person who would willingly ask for help. Unfortunately, that’s likely what eventually led to her downfall.
While the investigation into L’Wren Scott’s death continues, Mick Jagger, who’s said to be “shocked and devastated,” is likely heading back to New York to be with family and friends. The Rolling Stones frontman was on tour in Australia when he received the news of his girlfriend’s death, and the band has since cancelled their first concert, which was supposed to be on March 19. There’s no word yet on what will happen to the rest of the concerts lined up for this leg of the Rolling Stones’ world tour.
Jagger’s model daughter, 22-year-old Georgia May Jagger, also cancelled her appearance during Australian Fashion Week so that she could fly back to New York.
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