Mick Jagger has spoken out for the first time following yesterday’s news that his longtime partner and renown fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York apartment of a suspected suicide. After midnight, Perth time, Jagger posted a deeply personal and heartfelt statement on his own Facebook page.
“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” he wrote. Jagger, 70, had been dating Scott, 49, for over a decade. A palpably upset Jagger paid tribute to Scott in his short statement, which was accompanied by a smiling black and white photo of the acclaimed designer.
“We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” he continued. “I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.”
Over 13,000 people posted further messages of support for Jagger under his statement. A stream of celebrity tributes also flowed in yesterday following the tragic news, with Scott’s cfamed clients and friends posting messages of shock and love.
“RIP L’Wren Scott and thank you for making me feel beautiful,” wrote Bo Derek. “Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L’Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace,” tweeted Mick Jagger’s ex-wife Bianca Jagger.
The band this morning confirmed the tour would not go ahead with promoter Frontier Touring making a statement on the Stones’ behalf. “Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement,” said the statement.
Jagger the other Stones are still believed to still be in Perth, where the tour was due to begin on Wednesday night, before playing gigs in Adelaide this week then Sydney, Melbourne, Hanging Rock and Brisbane. Frontier Touring said the tour would be postponed and attempts were being made to find new dates for the band to play in Australia.
A spokesman for Mick Jagger yesterday rubbished reports that the Rolling Stones frontman and his longtime girlfriend had split before her tragic death, insisting that Jagger and Scott were “absolutely” still a couple. “I will never forget her,” said Jagger signing off his heartbreaking statement.
— Bo Derek (@boderek) March 17, 2014
Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace
— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) March 17, 2014