The Rolling Stones have cancelled the first date of their Australian tour after the tragic death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott, 49, on Monday. The couple had been together for 13 years.
The celebrated US fashion designer was found dead in her New York flat on Monday, in an apparent suicide. Scott was found dead by her assistant ninety minutes after sending her a text message asking her to come to her Manhattan apartment without specifying why, the Associated Press news agency reported.
Police said there was no sign of foul play and no note was found.
It was later revealed she was “embarrassed” about her failing business and owed more than $6million to creditors.
The Stones were due to play in Perth on Wednesday and are scheduled to play five more concerts in Australia, the next one due to take place on 25th March in Sydney. It is thought that these remaining dates will also, understandably, be cancelled.
Mick Jagger said he was “completely shocked and devastated” by her death.
Ticket holders for Wednesday’s gig are being asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.
After the Melbourne and Macedon dates later this month, The Stones are scheduled to play two dates in Brisbane and Auckland, New Zealand, in April before The On Fire tour moves to Europe in June, with concerts planned for the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Belgium.