Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York City apartment yesterday. She was found hanged to death and didn’t leave a suicide note. The fashion designer was 49.
She had been dating Mick Jagger since 2001.
According to police, L’Wren Scott’s body was found by her assistant, hanging from a scarf on a doorknob. Preliminary reports suggested a suicide and foul play wasn’t suspected. A medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
According to the New York Daily News, Scott texted her assistant around 8:30 a.m. asking her to come over. The assistant found her a short time later.
L’Wren was known for dressing celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
She started her career as a model, working with designers like Chanel and Thierry Mugler, among others. She then started working as a stylist, collaborating with Liz Taylor and Karl Lagerfeld. She launched her first collection, Little Black Dress, in 2006.
Last month, Scott canceled her London Fashion Week show after production delays. Her last red carpet appearance was at the British Fashion Awards 2013 in December.
As for Mick Jagger, he is currently on tour with the Rolling Stones in Australia. A spokesperson said he is “completely shocked and devastated.”