L'Wren Scott has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment this morning after what is believed to have been a suicide. The 49 year-old fashion designer and girlfriend of The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was found by her assistant who received a text from L'Wren asking them to "come by," according to the NY Post.

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Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Was Found Dead By Her Assistant This Morning.

A spokesperson for New York City Police Department did not confirm that the body found was Scott's but said: "A 49-year-old female was found this morning at 10.05am at 200 11th Avenue. She was unconscious. She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services. The investigation is ongoing. We are awaiting medical examiners to determine the cause of death."

L'Wren Scott Found Hanged In Manhattan Apartment
The Manhattan Apartment In Which L'Wren Scott Was Found Hanged This Morning.

Scott is reported to have hanged herself whilst alone in the apartment; Jagger is currently on tour with the Stones in Australia. A spokesperson stated that 70 year-old rocker was still dating Scott after 13 years and is "completely shocked and devastated" upon learning the news. The pair met in 2001 in Paris at a photo-shoot in Paris where L'Wren, a former model, had been working as a stylist.

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Mick Jagger & L'Wren Scott Had Been Together For 13 Years After Meeting In Paris.

Scott's death has shocked the fashion world today and many celebrities have sent out tweets of sorrow and condolences. Mick Jagger's ex-wife, Bianca Jagger, lead the tributes, writing "Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace." Meanwhile fellow designer Marc Jacobs tweeted:"Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed."

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Jagger Is Said To Be "Devastated" Upon The Death Of  His Talented Long-Term Girlfriend.

Actress Olivia Wilde wrote: L'Wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. S***. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy" and performer Bette Midler said "Just got news of the beautiful L'wren Scott's death perhaps by her own hand. I am devastated. A rare, wonderful, talented soul. Goodbye."