Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead

Mar 17, 2014

L'Wren Scott, who designed clothes worn by Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie, was reportedly found hanging in her New York City apartment Monday in an apparent suicide, according to multiple media reports.

The 49-year old model and designer was also known for being the long-term girlfriend of singer Mick Jagger. She was allegedly found hanging by a scarf, and it is not yet clear if she left a note.

Scott recently collaborated with Banana Republic to create an affordable collection. Her public relations firm would not comment on reports of her death. A spokeperson for Jagger told CNN the singer was "completely shocked and devastated by the news."

From left: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on Nov. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.
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From left: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on Nov. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.Jen Lowery—Splash News/Corbis
From left: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on Nov. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.
From left: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridges, in London on May 11, 2013.
Mick Jagger's daughters, Jade and Georgia May, accompany L'Wren and Mick at the annual Serpentine Gallery Summer Party co-hosted by L'Wren Scott at The Serpentine Gallery on June 26, 2013 in London.
From Left: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City.
From left: Naomi Campbell, L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger arrive at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France.
From left: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend a dinner celebrating Scott's spring 2010 collection at Norwood in New York City, on Sept. 17, 2009.
From left: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb. 22, 2009, in West Hollywood, Calif.
From left: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrates his sixtieth birthday with L'Wren Scott in Prague on July 26, 2003.
From left: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Cha
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