On Monday, fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead by apparent suicide in her New York apartment. A spokesperson for Mick Jagger, who had been in a relationship with Scott since 2001, stated that the Rolling Stones frontman was “completely shocked and devastated by the news.” On Tuesday, Jagger released the following statement on Facebook:
“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. 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. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her,
Following the news of Scott’s death, the Rolling Stones postponed seven shows. “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott,” the band said in a statement. “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. The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.”