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Death of L'Wren Scott is ruled a suicide

2014-03-20 08:18

New York - Mick Jagger's long-term girlfriend L'Wren Scott committed suicide by hanging, New York coroners confirmed on Wednesday.

Scott, 49, a former model turned fashion designer, was found dead in her luxury apartment in Manhattan on Monday.

Following a post mortem carried out on Tuesday, the New York coroner's office confirmed what had been widely reported since news of Scott's death broke.

"Decedent: L'Wren Scott. Cause of death: Hanging. Manner of death: Suicide," a coroner's office spokesperson confirmed to AFP by e-mail.

Jagger, 70, is reported to have travelled to New York following Scott's death, which forced the indefinite postponement of the Rolling Stones' tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The veteran rocker on Tuesday said he was "struggling to understand" why Scott, who he had been dating for well over a decade, would take her own life.

It has emerged that Scott's fashion design business was millions of dollars in debt at the time of her death.

A spokesperson for Jagger has dismissed a report in the New York Post tabloid which said the rocker had recently broken up with Scott.

"This is a complete and utter fabrication and a result of ill-informed gossip at this tragic time for Mick. It is absurd and not true," Jagger spokesperson Bernard Doherty said. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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