According to police, Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment.
Scott’s dresses were favorites among Hollywood’s A-list stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, and Penelope Cruz. The former model was found hanging from a scarf. “We are investigating it as a suicide,” said New York police Detective Kelly Ort.
The 70-year-old Jagger said through a spokesperson that he was “completely shocked and devastated.” Meanwhile, the family of L’Wren Scott issued a statement asking for privacy.
Nicole Kidman, a friend of Scott for 25 years, was “heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything,” her spokeswoman said.
“Devastated to have lost my friend,” tweeted rocker Bryan Adams, who has photographed Scott. “Rest in peace my dear I’m gonna miss you. Condolences to all that were close to her.”
Over the last decade, Scott became one of New York’s most famous designers and was best known for portraying a sensibility that catered to women’s desire to feel powerful and sleek.
“She pushed aside interest in what was happening in fashion trends and on the runways, and designed for women, to give them confidence with their bodies in looks that were so beautiful,” said Eric Wilson, the fashion news director at InStyle magazine.
“Given the timing, that individual will probably be examined tomorrow and if everything is straightforward, the cause and manner of death would be available by tomorrow,” Julie Bolcer, of the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said. Police said foul play was not suspected.