Ronnie Wood: L'Wren Scott Death 'Devastating'
Ronnie Wood has spoken of the "devastating" suicide of his Rolling Stones bandmate's girlfriend, the fashion designer L'Wren Scott.
Ms Scott, a widely respected figure in the fashion world who began dating Sir Mick Jagger in 2001, killed herself in her Manhattan apartment on Monday.
Wood said on his website: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mick and L'Wren's family and friends at this incredibly devastating and difficult time.
"As a band we are one big family and we've all come together to support Mick, and will do everything we can to help him."
He said the Stones were rescheduling tour plans after cancelling their seven concerts in Australia and New Zealand following Ms Scott's death, adding: "We are so grateful for the messages of support at this sad time - while we take the time that is needed."
Keith Richards has also spoken of Sir Mick's ordeal, saying: "We're thick as thieves and we're all feeling for the man."
Drummer Charlie Watts said the band's "first thought is to support Mick at this awful time".
Ms Scott's high-end designs were worn by A-list stars such as Nicole Kidman, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama.
After her death, it emerged that her fashion label had been having financial difficulties.
Writing on Facebook about her death, Sir Mick said earlier this week that he was trying to get to grips with why she would have taken her own life.
He wrote: "She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me."
Scott, a wardrobe consultant for films such as Ocean's Thirteen, started her fashion line in 2006 after working in Paris for a number of years.
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