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L'Wren Scott's death ruled suicide

The New York City medical examiner has ruled the death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott a suicide.

A post mortem completed today on the body of 49-year-old Scott found that she died of hanging.

Scott was the girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

She was discovered dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday morning. Police say her assistant found her kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door. There was no note.

The Stones cancelled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand after Scott's death.

Jagger called Scott his "lover and best friend" in a Facebook tribute. He said he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.

Members of the Rolling Stones are offering support to Sir Mick. Keith Richards said in a statement that "no one saw this coming" and that Sir Mick has "always been my soul brother and we love him".

He added: "We're thick as thieves and we're all feeling for the man."

Charlie Watts said their "first thought is to support Mick at this awful time". Ronnie Wood echoed Watts' statement, adding: "we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can".

Ms Scott had been Sir Mick's companion since 2001.

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