Mick Jagger pays tribute to late girlfriend L'Wren Scott on her 56th birthday, 6 years after she killed herself
The Rolling Stones star had been going out with the fashion designer for more than a decade when she committed suicide in her New York flat on March 17, 2014
Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger took to Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to his late ex-girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, on what would have been her 56th birthday.
The 76-year-old rockstar shared a beautiful picture of the fashion designer, who committed suicide six years ago, with a simple yet moving caption.
In the snapshot, L'Wren is seen perched at the end of a chair in a purple velvet skirt, jacket and waistcoat, looking exquisite. "Happy birthday L’Wren. MJ," Jagger simply captioned the post.
The fashion designer, whose real name was Laura Bambrough, was found dead in her New York flat on March 17, while Mick was in Australia touring with his legendary band. She had been in a relationship with the rockstar for over a decade.
A-list celebs such as Madonna, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Naomi Campbell favored the successful high-end clothes created by her label, LS Fashion Ltd. After her death, it was reported that her business had been grappling with substantial financial problems.
In the same year that his former girlfriend died, Mick was diagnosed with acute traumatic stress disorder. The 'Sweet Thing' hitmaker lamented about his loss at the time by posting an official statement on her death on his Facebook page.
"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 our selves. 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," the statement said.
Currently, Mick is in a relationship with dancer Melanie Hamrick, 33, whom he first met at a Rolling Stones concert in Tokyo in March 2014, just a couple of weeks before L'Wren took her own life.
The Rolling Stones, consisting of Mick, Keith Richards, both 76, Ronnie Wood, 72, and Charlie Watts, 78, surprised their fans last week when they dropped a new single called 'Living In A Ghost Town,' marking their first original track in eight years.
They released the song on Thursday, April 23, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country, which has forced them to postpone their No Filter Tour.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Mick talked about the origins of the song, saying how he chose to rewrite the lyrics because they were too dark for the present atmosphere where people were already dealing with a health crisis.
“It wasn’t written for now but it was written about being in a place which was full of life, and then now there’s all bereft of life, so to speak. And when I went back to what I’d written originally lyrically, it was all full of plague terms and things like that. I never actually used that, but it was all there. It was very close to the times that we’re living through now. But Keith Richards and I both had the idea that we should release it. But I said, ‘Well I’ve got to rewrite it’. Some of it is not going to work and some of it was a bit weird and a bit too dark. So I slightly rewrote it. I didn’t have to rewrite very much to be honest. It’s very much how I originally did it. I was just jamming," he said.