By Shannon Carlin
In a post on his Facebook earlier today (March 18), Jagger, who is believed to have started dating Scott in 2003, wrote that he was “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,” he wrote in a note posted alongside a photo of Scott.”She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.”
Right after thanking fans for “the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received,” he ended his note with the words, “I will never forget her.”
Scott was a former model who designed clothes for the likes of Madonna and Nicole Kidman. She also created many of Jagger’s looks for the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary tour, which began in 2012.
The Rolling Stones were currently Down Under, gearing up for the start of their 14-date tour that covered both Australia and New Zealand. Unsurprisingly, the band has cancelled the entire tour after the death of Scott.
In a statement posted on Facebook this afternoon, the band apologized writing, “Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.
The band also wrote that they planned to reschedule these postponed shows at a later time.