L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer, killed herself by hanging, a New York coroner has ruled.
A post mortem found that the 49-year-old, who was Sir Mick Jagger‘s partner, died after hanging herself in her Manhattan apartment on Monday.
The Rolling Stones cancelled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand after the celebrity stylist’s death.
Members of the the band have offered their support to lead singer Jagger, who had been Scott’s companion since 2001.
Keith Richards said in a statement that “no one saw this coming” and that Jagger has “always been my soul brother and we love him”.
“We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man,” he added.
The Stones’ drummer, Charlie Watts, said their “first thought is to support Mick at this awful time”. Ronnie Wood echoed Watts’s statement, adding: “We intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can.”
Writing on Facebook, Jagger called Scott his “lover and best friend” and said he was struggling to understand why she took her own life.
“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,” wrote Jagger.
Scott’s high-end fashion label was a favourite among Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker and first lady Michelle Obama.