What L’Wren Scott’s Suicide Has to Do with Her Long-Time Boyfriend, Mick Jagger

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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