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By Patricia Reaney
NEW YORK, March 17 Fashion designer L'Wren
Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was
found dead in her apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide,
according to a law enforcement official. She was 47.
Scott, a former model whose sexy gowns were favorites among
A-list Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and
Penelope Cruz, was found hanging from a scarf in her apartment.
A spokesperson for Jagger said he was "completely shocked
and devastated" by the news.
The glamorous pair had been dating since 2001 and were often
seen at celebrity events, with the tall, leggy Scott towering
Police confirmed that a female was found "unconscious and
unresponsive" in an apartment building in Manhattan's upscale
Chelsea area. The stylish high-rise building where Scott lived
was cordoned off.
Julie Bolcer, of the city's Office of the Chief Medical
Examiner, said they had been notified of a deceased person at
Scott's address, but had not received the body nor begun work to
determine the manner of death.
"Given the timing, that individual will probably be examined
tomorrow and if everything is straight forward, the cause and
manner of death would be available by tomorrow," she said.
Scott canceled a planned show for her eponymous fashion
label at London Fashion Week last month and decided to give
private appointments instead.
Scott, who was born Luann Bambrough, was raised in Utah by
adoptive parents. The dark-haired beauty started her career as a
model in Paris before becoming a stylist and designer. She
designed a small collection for Banana Republic stores last
Her love of fashion began when she made her own clothes as a
teenager, according to her website. As a model in Paris, Scott
said she became more interested in making clothes than modeling
After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as a stylist and
designed privately before creating her own collection.
(Additional reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Amanda