Due to Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott's suicide, The Rolling Stones have cancelled the opening show of their Australian tour. Scott hung herself inside her Chelsea apartment and was found dead at approximately 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning.
The first leg of The Stones tour down under was to kick off in Perth tomorrow, March 19th. However Frontier Touring and Concerts West issued a statement that the performance will not occur. It remains to be seen if the Stones will still play gigs scheduled for the remainder of March and April. No other information is available at this time and ticket holders are kindly requested to keep their tickets for when the concert is to be rescheduled. The tour premiered in Abu Dhabi on February 21st and had performed seven of the 17 scheduled shows.
Jagger's daughter Georgia May cancelled her Melbourne Camilla Franks fashion show appearance after hearing the news. Today she was seen at Sydney Airport on her way back to New York. A spokesman for the fashion line issued the following statement: "In light of the recent sad news, Georgia May Jagger will not be participating in Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival for the Camilla Grand Showcase...We ask that you respect Ms. Jagger and her family's privacy at this very difficult time".
Financial strains on L'Wren continue to surface. It is reported that she was in an estimated $6 million dollars worth of debt and lived a lifestyle well beyond her means. The high-end fashion designer was said to be devastated over the demise of her once powerful fashion house empire. Her housekeeper expressed that L'Wren always wanted a family and commitment from Mick but never wanted to pressure him. Reportedly Scott never asked for financial handouts from her longtime boyfriend.
Mick and L'Wren had been dating since 2001. Mick posted the following words on his facebook account along with a photo of L'Wren today, titled: "L'Wren":
"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way."
"We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves."
"She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me."
"I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received."
"I will never forget her, Mick"