L’Wren Scott, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, designer, stylist, and model has been found dead of an apparent suicide, reports AP, USA Today, ABC News and the New York Daily News today (March 17). The news of the 47 year-old Scott’s apparent suicide shocked the social networking world as stars, fashion insiders tweeted their reaction. Scott's body was found hanging from a scarf on a doorknob by her assistant at her New York apartment around 10 a.m. Monday, reported The Daily News. The AP reported that an official on the scene of her Chelsea apartment said “no note was found and there was no sign of foul play. The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death,” added the report.
Fran Curtis, a spokesperson for Jagger, told USA TODAY that the singer is "completely shocked and devastated by the news." “Scott had been in a relationship with the Rolling Stones frontman for more than a decade. Jagger is currently on tour with his band and recently arrived in Australia,” added USA Today. “Scott, who began her career as a model, was an established designer whose designs were worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Madonna and Michelle Obama,” added USA TODAY. “In 2012, Jagger visited the White House where he was delighted to see the first lady wearing his girlfriend's designs,” added the newspaper.
"It was so great to see the first lady wearing L'Wren Scott clothes when we were at the White House the other day," he proudly pointed out during an interview at the time with USA TODAY. "So that was really good. And I didn't see much of Fashion Week because I only came up for the last day. I'm not really that much of a Fashion Week groupie, but I went to L'Wren's show and that was great."
“In December, a special limited edition collection of L'Wren Scott designs for Banana Republic made her style more attainable for the masses and quickly sold out,” added USA TODAY. The company has tweeted that they are "stunned and saddened to learn of the loss of L'Wren Scott. Our hearts and prayers go out to her friends and family."
Twitter speaks out
Marc Jacobs tweted: "Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed."
Emmy Rossum added: “So sad to hear of the death of L'Wren Scott. What a beautiful woman and an incredible designer.”
Olivia Wilde added: “L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. Shit. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy.”
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