The death of L’Wren Scott at 49, an apparent suicide, was met with widespread shock and grief Monday. She was Mick Jagger’s girlfriend of more than a decade, but the 6-foot-4 stunner was more than just a pretty face; she was a fashion designer whose clothes adorned A-list actors at Hollywood events. As the Rolling Stones legend released a statement through a publicist, others who knew the Utah native took to the Internet to share their condolences.
Madonna, who was found of wearing Scott’s fashion designs, told the Associated Press she was devastated to learn of the former model’s death. "This is a horrible and tragic loss," said Madonna. "I'm so upset. I loved L'Wren's work and she was always so generous with me."
Also speaking out was Bianca Jagger, who was married to the British rocker from 1971 to 1978.
Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace
— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) March 17, 2014
L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. S**t. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) March 17, 2014
Saddened over the loss of the very talented, generous and always gracious L'Wren Scott. You will be missed
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) March 17, 2014
Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed.
— Marc Jacobs Intl (@MarcJacobsIntl) March 17, 2014
Model Bo Derek sent a message in the wake of Scott's tragedy: there's always help.
My heart goes out to friends & family of L'Wren Scott. You never know what sadness lies behind someone's public persona. Help is available.
— Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) March 17, 2014
Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott ... she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) March 17, 2014
Just got news of the beautiful L'wren Scott's death perhaps by her own hand. I am devastated. A rare, wonderful, talented soul. Goodbye.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 17, 2014
Rest in Peace, beautiful L'Wren Scott.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 17, 2014
You were a brilliant original. And loved. And will be forever missed. Dearest L'wren Scott .
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) March 17, 2014
Thinking of L'Wren, I'm reminded of this quote: "Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." I'm speechless.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 17, 2014
So sad to hear of the death of L'Wren Scott. What a beautiful woman and an incredible designer.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) March 17, 2014
R.I.P L'Wren Scott.Wonderful woman,inspired.She will be greatly missed.Such a talent.So sad she has… http://t.co/gFZjaEV2Wk
— Debi Mazar (@debimazar) March 17, 2014
The AP added that Scott, whose real name was Luann Bambrough, had canceled her fashion show in London last month because of production delays, but there was no further information. The Daily Mail reported the designer was “embarrassed and millions in debt” when she committed suicide.
Jagger is currently on tour with the Stones in Australia. It’s unclear if the band will continue with their tour. He was reportedly “devastated” to hear the news, and when the Daily Mail asked if he was still with Scott at the time of her death her reportedly answered “of course.”
Scott was found hanging in her New York apartment by her assistant on Monday morning. No foul play is suspected and a suicide note has not been discovered.
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