NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mick Jagger has started making funeral arrangements for his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer and celebrity stylist L’Wren Scott.
His representative said in a statement Thursday that Jagger is in Los Angeles to be with his daughters Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade, and his son, James.
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Scott, 49, was found dead in her Chelsea apartment Monday. The medical examiner’s office has ruled her death was a suicide.
The statement asked for privacy for Jagger and his family “during this very difficult time.”
The 70-year-old Rolling Stones frontman called Scott his “lover and best friend” in a Facebook tribute and said he was struggling to come to grips with her death.
“We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had a great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” Jagger wrote on Facebook. “I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her and also the personal messages of support I have received. I will never forget her.”
Scott had been Jagger’s companion since 2001. For the past decade, she walked the red carpet, designed clothes for Jagger’s tours and dressed celebrities such as Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams and Nicole Kidman.
The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand after Scott’s death.
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