Scott's body was found hanging from a scarf on a doorknob by her assistant at her New York apartment around 10 a.m. Monday, reports the Daily News. The AP reports an official as saying no note was found and there was no sign of foul play. The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.
Fran Curtis, a spokesperson for Jagger, tells USA TODAY that the singer is "completely shocked and devastated by the news." Scott had been in a relationship with the Rolling Stones frontman for more than a decade. Jagger is currently on tour with his band and recently arrived in Australia.
Scott, who began her career as a model, was an established designer whose designs were worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie,Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Madonna and Michelle Obama. In 2012, Jagger visited the White House where he was delighted to see the first lady wearing his girlfriend's designs. "It was so great to see the first lady wearing L'Wren Scott clothes when we were at the White House the other day," he proudly pointed out during an interview at the time with USA TODAY. "So that was really good. And I didn't see much of Fashion Week because I only came up for the last day. I'm not really that much of a Fashion Week groupie, but I went to L'Wren's show and that was great."
In December, a special limited edition collection of L'Wren Scott designs for Banana Republic made her style more attainable for the masses and quickly sold out. The company has tweeted that they are "stunned and saddened to learn of the loss of L'Wren Scott. Our hearts and prayers go out to her friends and family." - USA Today
We have lost a fashion icon. She will truly be missed.