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Mick Jagger led mourners in bidding farewell t designer L'Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones singer's longtime girlfriend, at her funeral in Los Angeles...
Mick Jagger led mourners in bidding farewell to designer L'Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones singer's longtime girlfriend, at her funeral in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Jagger offered words of tribute to the late designer at the ceremony, as did Scott's brother. Jagger's daughter, Jade, and grandchildren Mazie and Zak read Psalms while Jagger's daughter Karis and actress Ellen Barkin shared poems with the roughly 70 people who attended the funeral.
Musician Bernard Fowler sang Will the Circle Be Unbroken, with Dave Steward accompanying on the guitar.
The funeral was held at the Hollywood Forever Funeral Home in Los Angeles, Calif.
Scott committed suicide on March 17. The stylist-turned-designer was found hanged with a scarf in her Manhattan apartment.
Scott's feminine designs were a favourite amoung many A-list celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Olivia Wilde, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama. But despite the high-profile plaudits, Scott struggled to keep her label afloat, and had been reportedly planning to announce the closure of her business on March 19, two days before her suicide.
Scott's eponymous fashion label was $6.5-million in debt at the time of her death, according to accounts from her company, LS Fashion Ltd. Reports following the disclosure claimed Jagger, with whom Scott had been romantically involved since 2011, had bailed the designer out of financial trouble on numerous occasions.
Jagger paid tribute to Scott immediately following her death, posting a brief but touching note on his Facebook page.
"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," Jagger wrote in the post. "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."
With files from The Associated Press