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  • 20 March 2014, 9:47

Jagger Partner L'Wren Scott's Death Was Suicide

The girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger committed suicide, medical examiners have confirmed.

L'Wren Scott was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday.

A post-mortem examination found the 49-year-old fashion designer and former model hanged herself. She did not leave a note.

Sir Mick earlier said he was "struggling to understand" how his girlfriend, with whom he spent "many wonderful years together", could have ended her own life.

Her death has prompted the Rolling Stones to postpone their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand. Frontier Touring has confirmed that 14 On Fire will begin again in October.

Utah-born Ms Scott was originally called Luann Bambrough but changed her name to launch her modelling career.

She worked in Paris for a number of years before returning to the US as a stylist.

The designer, who met Sir Mick on a photo shoot, was a wardrobe consultant on films including Eyes Wide Shut and Ocean's Thirteen.

Fans of her work are said to include the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Obama.

Arrangements for her funeral have not yet been confirmed, according to her publicist.

The remaining members of the Stones have left also Australia.

"No-one saw this coming ... Mick's always been my soul brother and we love him. We're thick as thieves and we're all feeling for the man," Keith Richards, his songwriting partner for more than 50 years, said in a statement.

"We really hate to disappoint our fans but we'll see everyone really soon."

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