Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead from an apparent suicide on Monday. The New York Daily News first reported that the 49-year-old was found by an assistant in her NYC apartment and was hanging from a scarf tied to a doorknob. Police revealed that there was no sign of foul play or forced entry, and they did not find a suicide note in the home. New details emerged on Tuesday surrounding her death, including reports that the assistant received a text from the designer asking her to "come by" before discovering L'Wren's body. It's also been alleged that L'Wren, who canceled her Fall 2014 runway show in London last month, was nearly $7 million in debt at the time of her death.
L'Wren launched her eponymous fashion line in 2006 and had since risen to fame as a much sought-after celebrity designer, dressing everyone from Nicole Kidman and Penélope Cruz to Sarah Jessica Parker and first lady Michelle Obama. Fashion industry heavyweights like Anna Wintour and Rachel have already taken to social media to react to her death, and a spokesperson for L'Wren's boyfriend of over a decade, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, told The Hollywood Reporter Monday that the rocker is "completely shocked and devastated by the news." Mick and the band postponed their tour in Australia and New Zealand this week following the news, and the rocker shared a moving message on his personal website Tuesday, saying:
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,
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