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IN MEMORIAM: The apparent suicide of L’Wren Scott, the 49-year-old designer and longtime partner of Mick Jagger, made the front pages of nearly all the national newspapers in Britain on Tuesday, as the Rolling Stones canceled a concert in Perth, Australia, scheduled for Wednesday.
“Mick’s Grief,” was the headline in the Daily Mirror, which showed a picture of the bereaved Jagger in Australia where the Rolling Stones are performing as part of their “14 On Fire” tour. “Jagger’s grief over suicide of girlfriend L’Wren Scott,” said The Daily Telegraph, which showed a picture of the couple smiling with their arms around one another’s waists.
The Independent ran a 2012 portrait of Scott shot at the Carlyle Hotel in New York on its front page with the headline: “Fashion designer L’Wren Scott found dead in New York.” Inside, the papers dedicated full-page spreads to the couple, the history of relationship, Scott’s fashion career, and speculation about why she may have taken her life.
Early on Tuesday, Frontier Touring and Concerts West issued a statement saying it regrets to announce that, “The Rolling Stones concert in Perth will not be going ahead as scheduled for Wednesday 19 March 2014. No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.”
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Jagger in the U.S. quashed local press rumors about an alleged split with Scott. "The story in the New York Post re: a split between Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott is 100% untrue. There is absolutely no basis in fact to this story," the statement said.