After Mick Jagger girlfriend L'Wren Scott's suicide, Rolling Stones cancel Australian concert

Mar 18 2014, 14:45 IST
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SummaryThe Rolling Stones cancelled a concert in Australia, leaving their 'Down Under' tour in limbo on Tuesday, after lead singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment.

The Rolling Stones cancelled a concert in Australia, leaving their 'Down Under' tour in limbo on Tuesday, after lead singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment.

L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and former model, was found hanging from a scarf on Monday, police said, adding they were treating her death as suicide.

Jagger, 70, said through a spokesperson he was "completely shocked and devastated".

The news of Scott's death stunned friends, clients and fellow designers. Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, a friend of 25 years, was "heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything," her spokeswoman said.

The Rolling Stones had been due to kick off a six-concert Australia and New Zealand leg of their world tour on Wednesday in Perth in western Australia. But the group's Australian publicist on Tuesday said the concert would not be going ahead.

Frontier Touring declined to comment on whether Mick Jagger and other band members were planning to return to the United States or whether other Australian concerts would be affected.

"No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available," Frontier Touring said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mick Jagger and bandmates Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts landed in Perth on Monday in their private jet, emblazoned with the famous tongue and lips logo. The aircraft remained on the tarmac.

Jagger's daughter, Georgia May Jagger, also cancelled a planned appearance at Australia's Melbourne Fashion Festival this week, according to local design house Camilla, for whom she was scheduled to model.

"TOTAL PERFECTIONIST"

L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger had been dating since 2001 and were often seen at celebrity events, with the 6-foot, 3-inch (191-cm) tall former model towering over her rock-star boyfriend.

Scott became one of New York's most famous designers over the last decade and was best known for her slim-fitting dresses.

"L'Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvellous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style," long-time Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour wrote on Vogue.com.

L'Wren Scott's company, though, was making losses. Accounts filed with Britain's Companies House last October show that Scott's LS Fashion Ltd ran a loss of 4.3 million euros ($5.99 million) in 2012, up from 3.0 million euros the year before.

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