Prince Rupert Lowenstein, a Bavarian aristocrat who was the Rolling Stones' financial adviser from 1968 to 2007, died at the age of 80 on May 20, 2014. According to a Daily Mirror report on May 21, 2014: "Prince Rupert’s funeral is thought to be next week and could be attended by members of the band." The cause and location of his death have not yet been reported.
It is questionable if any of the Rolling Stones will attend the funeral. The Rolling Stones resume their "14 on Fire" tour on May 26, 2014, with a concert in Oslo, Norway. The tour was on hiatus for two months, after the tragic suicide of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend since 2001. Scott was found hanged from a doorknob at her New York City apartment on March 17, 2014. Because of Scott's death, the tour's concerts in Australia and New Zealand were postponed from March and April 2014 to October and November 2014.
Jagger is very unlikely to attend Loewenstein's funeral. In 2013, Jagger spoke out against a memoir written by Loewenstein. The book, titled "A Prince Among Stones: That Business With the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures," tells behind-the-scenes stories of how Loewenstein helped bring the band out of near-financial ruin into the business force that it is worth hundreds of millions today.
In a statement to the Daily Mail on Sunday that was published on Feb. 9, 2013, Jagger commented on the book: "Call me old fashioned, but I don’t think your ex-bank manager should be discussing your financial dealings and personal information in public. It just goes to show that well brought-up people don’t always display good manners."
The Daily Mail had excerpts from "A Prince Among Stones," which went on sale in the U.K. on Feb. 14, 2013, and in the U.S. on March 5, 2013.
The book got mostly negative reviews from critics and Rolling Stones fans, who said that the book was boring and pretentious. "A Prince Among Stones" was also blasted for having a misleading title, since a great deal of the book was not about the Rolling Stones.
Members of the Rolling Stones have not yet commented on Loewenstein's death.