L’Wren Scott, fashion designer and model, was found dead Monday in Manhattan, authorities said. She was found hanged in her apartment.
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.
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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 let herself into the apartment with a key, 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.
Jagger said via a spokesperson that he is “completely shocked and devastated by the news” of her death.
Scott had been dating ‘Rolling Stone’ icon Mick Jagger.
The former model met the Rolling Stones singer in 2001.
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.
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Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott at the launch of the Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection in Nov. 2013.
In February, she announced she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
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The Rolling Stones are presently in Australia as part of a world tour.
Mick Jagger is ‘completely shocked and devastated by the news,’ spokesperson says in statement. Scott’s body, discovered hanging from a scarf tied to a doorknob in her apartment on 11th Avenue, was found by assistant after she received a text from Scott asking her to come over and let herself in with a key.
In an eerie coincidence, Scott’s official Facebook page and Twitter account had new posts appear online around the time of her death.