Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in June 2013 (Getty)
Sir Mick Jagger has paid tribute to his "lover and best friend" L'Wren Scott. The Rolling Stones frontman admitted he is "struggling to understand" the tragic news that the fashion designer - who he was in a relationship with for 13 years - took her own life yesterday, and recalled their "wonderful" time together.
In a statement on his website entitled 'L'Wren', he wrote: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me." The 70-year-old rocker went on to say he felt "touched" by the tributes which have poured in for the 49-year-old stylist and pledged to "never forget" her.
The hitmaker was in Australia for the Rolling Stones' tour when he heard the tragic news. The first gig in the country, which was due to take place tomorrow in Perth, has been cancelled.
17 March 2014: Stars Pay Tribute To L'Wren Scott
As the tragic news of L'Wren Scott's death sinks in, the fashion world have paid their respects in force, from Marc Jacobs to Daisy Lowe, Madonna to Naomi Campbell...
"I am deeply shocked and devastated by the news. L'Wren was someone I knew since I was 17. We travelled the world together many times. L'Wren was someone I always loved. She was the epitome of elegance and femininity yet still had a girlish quality. I will miss her honesty and I will miss her friendship. My heart goes out to Mick and all who loved her and were loved by her. May she Rest in Peace".
— Naomi Campbell on Instagram, March 17, 2014
— Anna Wintour's tribute to L'Wren Scott March 17, 2014
"This is a horrible and tragic loss. I'm so upset. I loved L'Wren's work and she was always so generous with me."
— Madonna's tribute to L'Wren Scott March 17, 2014
Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed.— Marc Jacobs Intl (@MarcJacobsIntl) March 17, 2014
L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. Shit. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) March 17, 2014
Devastated to hear about L'wren Scott. What a loss to the world. Such an inspired woman. She dressed the feminine form unlike any other ????— daisy lowe (@daisylowe) March 17, 2014
Tragic news of L'Wren Scott's suicide. RIP a much loved designer and fashion icon— Hilary Alexander (@HilaryAlexander) March 17, 2014
Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) March 17, 2014
Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott ... she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) March 17, 2014
Devastated to have lost my friend L'wren. @lwrenscott Rest in peace my dear I'm gonna miss you. Condolences to all that were close to her.— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) March 17, 2014
Jesus, I have just got off a plane and heard the sad news of L'wrens passing. What a terrible tragedy, I'm in shock .— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) March 17, 2014