Popular rock star Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, killed herself in her Manhattan condo on Monday, March 17, 2014 — leaving the legendary rocker “devastated” and racing to New York from the Rolling Stones’ Australia tour.
The 49-year-old designer and Jagger recently split after 13 years of dating.
New York Post reports:
L’Wren Scott, who recently split from Jagger after 13 years and was millions of dollars in debt because of her crumbling business, used a black satin scarf to hang herself from a balcony door handle, sources said.
Scott, 49, sent a text message around 8:30 a.m. telling her assistant, Brittany Penebre, to “come by” her ninth-floor duplex on Eleventh Avenue and West 24th Street at 10 a.m., the sources said.
Penebre arrived right on time in an elevator that opens directly into the spacious apartment, and found Scott hanging from the L-shaped handle, sources said.
She called 911 and Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 6-foot-3 Scott rigged the makeshift noose so that her body weight would cut off the oxygen to her brain. A law-enforcement source described it as a “painless” way to die.
There was no note, no evidence of drugs and no sign of foul play, sources said.
A spokesman for Jagger said the singer was “completely shocked and devastated” by Scott’s death.
The band’s Web site didn’t say if any shows had been cancelled, but Jagger’s trip to New York will likely require the Wednesday show in Perth be postponed.
A law enforcement source described Scott as Jagger’s “former” girlfriend — and she told a longtime friend from her native Utah last week that the legendary Stones frontman had dumped her.