In a beautiful written piece for the New York Times, Trevor Noah paints a picture of his childhood with his mother

M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Mick Jagger’s designer girlfriend owed millions before her death

2014-03-18 07:34
New York – L'Wren Scott was £3.5m in debt when she died.

The fashion designer was found in her New York apartment Monday morning having apparently taking her own life, leaving her friends, family and partner - The Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger - devastated.

According to accounts for her business, LS Fashion LTD, which were filed in the UK in October 2013, the company was in trouble, with a deficit of £3 546 000 and the designer owing creditors £4 593 000.

No help wanted

Friends have said the former model - known for her headstrong ways - had always refused financial help from her multi-millionaire partner of 13 years.

Speaking about L'Wren's fashion label, which she started in 2006, a source told “L'Wren was in a lot of financial trouble. She was unable to pay her staff and her suppliers and it had been going on for a very long period of time.

“She wanted so badly for things to be a success. Whereas she got her outfits on a number of high profile people, the clothes were not a commercial hit and didn't fly off the shelves. It was a huge burden on her and she didn't want to fail.

“Everyone was very much left wondering why she didn't ask Mick for help. But she didn't. Things were left a long time and she spent the past few months struggling to pay the vast amount of her outgoings. It was a tragic situation and she kept it from everyone.

“Her staff expected the company to go under and her fabric suppliers and tailors were close to ending their working relationship. The bills just weren't getting paid.”

A spokesperson for Mick - who is currently on tour in Australia said he is “completely shocked and devastated” by his partner's death.

L'Wren, who is a former model and stylist, had cancelled a show at London Fashion Week in January, saying at the time fabrics arrived too late for samples to be sewn for the event. It is now thought the real reason was her financial difficulties.
Read more on:    mick jagger  |  l'wren scott  |  celebrities
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X 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.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Ciara is expecting her first child with husband Russell Wilson and the newlyweds announced the news on the singer's birthday. Read More »

Ricky Gervais wants to live long enough to trip over his "pendulous testicles". Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.