A great loss has occurred – for the fashion world – and personally, for the Rolling Stones’ lead singer, Mick Jagger. He is grieving the death Monday of his beloved, L’Wren Scott, and consequently the Stones have decided to cancel their upcoming concert in Australia.
Scott was highly recognized throughout the fashion world for her feminine designs and her glamorous and elegant styles – form-fitting and beautifully constructed. Tributes are also streaming in from those in the entertainment industry because of her connection with Jagger. Even Jagger’s ex-wife, Bianca Jagger, paid homage through social media, calling Scott “lovely and talented” and sending thoughts and prayers to Scott’s family.
Jagger (age 70) and Scott (49) had been dating since 2001. The cause of Scott’s death is not confirmed, but appears to be suicide, since she was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment. It is unclear why Scott may have killed herself. There was no note found. Rumors are circulating that she and Jagger may have been contemplating a breakup, which Jagger vociferously denies. Despite a following that included Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, and a recent collaboration with Banana Republic, Scott’s London-based company was deeply in debt by over €4 million (nearly $6 million.) 90 minutes before she was found, she had texted her assistant, asking her to come to the apartment, but did not indicate why.
Jagger’s grief over L’Wren Scott’s death has led the Rolling Stones to cancel their tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, which had been scheduled for March 19 through April 5. They made their announcement in a statement Tuesday, thanking their fans for support. They expressed that they are deeply sorry and disappointed to postpone the rest of the circuit for their spring concerts in Oceania.
Scott was born in a small town in Utah, adopted by Mormon parents, and raised with the name Luann Bambrough. After high school, at 6’3”, she became a model in Paris. She changed her name to L’Wren Scott after she began her career in the 1980s, working for Chanel and Thierry Mugler. Ten years later she ventured into fashion design and became a top consultant as a stylist and in costume design. She launched a brand in 2006 and her innovations have been worn by stars for many years. In fact, recognition of her work and her brand grew each year.
Mick Jagger was born in England and over the past five decades has stayed a rock legend. In 1960, he entered the London School of Economics while working on his band. Since he initiated The Rolling Stones with Keith Richards (guitar,) Ian Stewart (piano,) Charlie Watts (drums,) and Bill Wyman (guitar) in 1963, Jagger has been known for his wild and rough style, his stage antics and his sex appeal. In the early 1970s, Jagger branched out into acting, but a career in this realm eluded him. He did, however, remain a powerful icon as a rock star, which led in 1989, the induction of The Rolling Stones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group currently consists of Jagger, Richards, Watts and Ronnie Wood (guitar.)
In working through his grief, Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, questioned publicly how his “lover and best friend,” L’Wren Scott could have died in such a tragic way, by ending her life. He spoke of the wonderful life the couple had in the 11 years that they had been together.
By Fern Remedi-Brown