Mick Jagger, front man of the Rolling Stones, has canceled the first show of his Australian tour, after news that his longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott committed suicide. Jagger had reportedly just landed in Perth on March 17, 2014, when he received the tragic news that Scott was found, hanging by a scarf from a doorknob inside her Manhattan, NYC apartment. The couple had dated since 2001. This was the first show scheduled for the Rolling Stones; it is unclear when they will resume touring.
A message on the official Rolling Stones website states that at the current time, there is no further information as to the tour schedule; however, the message asks ticket holders to keep their tickets rather than returning them. This gives the indication that the tour may resume at another date; however, an official confirmation has not been made.
The site message reads as follows, “The Rolling Stones concert in Perth will not be going ahead as scheduled for Wednesday 19 March 2014.
“No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.
“Ticket holders can check back here, at RollingStones.com, for official updates.”
Previous reports speculate that Scott’s suicide might have been the result of troubled finances the fashion designer and former model was currently experiencing. The Daily Mail estimated her debt in excess of $6 million. It is unclear whether Scott had sought medical or psychiatric help for depression and if so, whether she had been prescribed anti-depressants. Anti-depressants have a number of side effects, including an increase in suicidal thoughts and attempts in some users. Whether Scott had taken medication or recently switched medication is unknown at this time.
Her death is currently under investigation and official cause of death will be made by the medical examiner’s office. According to current reports, foul play is not suspected.
Our hearts go out to L’Wren Scott’s family, friends and loved ones at this time.