L’Wren Scott – fashion designer, model and longtime lover of Mick Jagger – was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday morning by her assistant, apparently hanging from a door knob with a scarf around her neck. While it seemed to be pretty cut and dry that her death was a suicide, that has now been confirmed by NYC’s chief medical examiner’s office.
“The manner of death was determined to be suicide,” said Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the office.
Scott’s remains have been claimed, according to Bolcer, though it was not immediately known by whom.
Really, really sad. Even sadder is Mick’s tribute to L’Wren on his website, posted on Tuesday:
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.
I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her,
That’s awful. Suicide is a difficult thing to process and understand, especially when someone seemingly “has it all” – just goes to show that money, fame and success aren’t everything. It’s extremely sad that L’Wren was unable to find help or simply no longer had the will to live her life. She’ll be missed by a lot of people.