Celebrated fashion designer and girlfriend to Mick Jagger was found hanged to death in an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment Monday, police sources said.
The body of L’Wren Scott, 47, was found hanging from a scarf on a doorknob by her assistant at 200 11th Ave. around 10 a.m., sources said.
Rest in peace, L’Wren Scott. You’ll forever be missed.
— Marc Jacobs Intl (@MarcJacobsIntl) March 17, 2014
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Apartment building where L’Wren Scott lived in Manhattan.
Scott texted her assistant at 8:30 a.m. and asked that she come over, police sources said. When she arrived, she found the body and called 911.
Police did not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine a cause of death. No suicide note was found.
Scott had been dating ‘Rolling Stone’ icon Mick Jagger.
Jagger said via a spokesperson that he is “completely shocked and devastated by the news” of her death, according to the BBC.
The former model met the Rolling Stones singer in 2001.
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Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott at the launch of the Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection in Nov. 2013.
Scott began her career as a model in Paris shortly after graduating high school in her home state of Utah. She went on to pose for notable brands such as Thierry Mugler and Chanel, before moving to California in the early ‘90s and establishing herself as a sought-after stylist.
Scott also launched her fashion brand in 2006. Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman have all worn her gowns to the Academy Awards, while other high-profile names such as Reese Witherspoon, Christina Hendricks, Sandra Bullock and even First Lady Michelle Obama have been seen wearing her designs.
Her work can also be seen on the big-screen: she designed the costumes for 1996’s “Diabolique,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Shine a Light,” Martin Scorsese’s documentary about The Rolling Stones.
@RollingStones via Twitter
The Rolling Stones are presently in Australia as part of a world tour.
In February, she announced she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
In an eerie coincidence, Scott’s official Facebook page and Twitter account had new posts appear online around the time of her death.
— L’Wren Scott (@lwrenscott) March 17, 2014