Fashion Designer L’Wren Scott Is Found Dead

L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer and girl friend of Mick Jagger, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Monday (17-03-14) in an apparent suicide.

It was reported the 49-year-old was found hanged inside the apartment with no suicide note and no signs of foul play.

A long-time companion to the Rolling Stones singer – who is currently on tour in Australia – Scott, a statuesque beauty, was a former model and fashion stylist who turned her talents to designing her own label in 2006.

Fans of her clothing line included such A-list celebrities as Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker.  Hoping to bring her well-honed and glamorous esthetic to a broader and more accessible market, Scott paired up with Banana Republic last Christmas for a limited-edition collection.

Born in Utah as Luann Bambrough and raised by adoptive Mormon parents, Scott, at 6 foot 3, began her career in fashion in Paris as a model before turning to styling celebrities in Los Angeles.

As news spread of her death, tributes from fashion luminaries have taken over various social media platforms.

Designer Marc Jacobs wrote on Twitter, “Rest in peace, L’Wren Scott. You’ll forever be missed.”