L’Wren Scott Suicide: Why?

L'Wren ScottThe tragic death of the ethereal L’Wren Scott, former model turned fashion designer is the latest in an alarming trend of celebrity deaths. Unfortunately, happy celebrities are becoming an endangered species. This is all too sad given the accomplishments they have made. Recently we have mourned the deaths of Cory Monteith, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Huston, Paul Walker, Amy Whinehouse and Michael Jackson; all such amazingly talented individuals taken from this earth far too soon.

Sadly money doesn’t buy happiness and living in the Hollywood fishbowl can have drastic consequences on one’s ability to function with any sense of normality. Perhaps it was the pressure caused by the constant attention L’Wren Scott garnered that pushed her to take her own life. It is conceivable that being the girlfriend of Mick Jagger could be a pressure filled role. The poor woman was stick thin, bringing anorexia, depression and other mental health issues to mind.

The unattainable desire to stay thin, beautiful and youthful throughout one’s life could cause a significant amount of tension. It is possible that her desire to please others caused her a fair amount of anguish. Any possible scenario for suicide is sad and this is no different. It is just heartbreaking to imagine that the need to impress others could have caused her death.

In an interview with The Mirror L’Wren Scott states that her life was not perfect, that no one’s life is perfect and that she worried too much. This leads one to speculate about the possibility of anxiety and depression as being the cause. She may have been suffering for years with an undiagnosed mental illness like anxiety. These illnesses manifest themselves internally and often are difficult for others to notice and understand.

Often celebrities turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to drown out the pressure, sadness and anxiety they feel. This is not one of those cases. One US fashion source quoted in the UK Daily Mail said that L’Wren Scott and Mick Jagger were not known to drink alcohol or do drugs. This eliminates the more popular and equally sad celebrity trend of death by drugs.

The most plausible theory, one first mentioned the UK-based Daily Mail, is that her floundering fashion business was in debt and this devastated her. Mick Jagger backed her financially but if she was prone to worry, this would have affected her more deeply than need be. The Daily Mail reveals the latest accounts for her business. In 2009, her company debt stood at $2,120,015.67, and by 2010 it had grown to $3,063,160.87. A million dollar deficit is certainly cause for concern and a sad reality of the competitive fashion world. This debt is likely a factor in her death but often there are many other reasons that would push someone to take their own life.

The truth of the matter usually lies somewhere in the middle. In the end, the reasons for her death remain with her. The world may never know, because she did not leave a suicide note explaining why. One thing is for certain, L’Wren Scott was one of the good people in the world and she will always be remembered fondly.

Opinion by Nicole Drawc


UK Daily Mail

8 Responses to "L’Wren Scott Suicide: Why?"

  1. Adelaide Leversen   April 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    What everyone cannot bear to think because it is too painful is that she was realizing he would never marry her. Her relationship with him would always be tenuous or fade away…the sharp comments that she was more than jagger’s girlfriend nervously skirt the issue that she was never more than jagger’s girlfriend and unlike him had no children of her own for solace.

  2. R. Michael Pitman   March 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    How can someone that tall hang themselves by a scarf and door knob?

    And in her will she excluded her Utah family, giving entire estate worth 9 million to Michael Philip Jagger.

  3. R. Michael Pitman   March 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    How can anyone that tall hang them self by a door nob and scarf?

  4. Unimpawtant   March 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    It is completely absurd and a seemingly more common occurrence that you are repeatedly separating the ‘celebrities’ as “them and us”. It makes the issue appear so myopic and separate as to make it just another story to read: “trend of celebrity deaths….” – firstly, since when has famous people not routinely dying been common? I can’t understand why you are trying to trying to isolate ‘famous people’ from ‘people’ in order to turn this into some sort of popular culture trend. Maybe look at severe depression than it just being another and suicide statistics for all people in the area if you actually care rather than this woman taking her own life being merely a ‘celebrity section space filler’.

  5. dr.john jones   March 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    It wil be found those damned prescription drugs played a part.Read those in box side effects.

  6. Nicole Drawc   March 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you for your comments. MamaMonica, if I could change the spelling I would 🙂 Wish we caught the error before publication…

  7. Michael Framer   March 25, 2014 at 7:18 am

    This article on L’Wren Scott misses the point. L’Wren Scott suffered from depression. It is an awful illness that can lead suicide. Perhaps some other aspects of her life acted as stressors, but if she didn’t have a pre-disposition to depression, she would not have killed herself over the finance, the need for endless youth and beauty etc…

    Articles about her death should highlight the fact that depression does not discriminate.

  8. MamaMonica   March 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Please note the correct spellings:
    Amy *Winehouse
    Whitney *Houston


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