L’Wren Scott Commits Suicide
This morning fashion designer, and long time girlfriend of Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott sent a message to her aid asking her to stop by her Manhattan apartment. One and one half hours later when she arrived and let herself in with her own key she found Ms. Scott unresponsive, hanging by a scarf from a doorknob. Although she immediately called 911, it was too late to save Ms Scott.
I can tell you that in two and a half decades of tracking an investigating such suicides I have yet to see one like this one that did not involve an antidepressant. It happened early morning, obviously very impulsive and very much out of character, yet seemingly very determined since it was done by hanging from a doorknob.
There are rumors that her business was having problems. If that is true most doctors would not hesitate at all in giving her an antidepressant to “cope” with the stress or even to give her an antidepressant as a sleeping pill. Either way this could have been the end result of taking that prescription. Obviously we will need to wait for further reports, but being raised in Utah she would have had little concern about taking an antidepressant considering the widespread use and acceptance of the drugs there.
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WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!
The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. These reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid!
L’Wren Scott, a fashion model and designer who has dated Mick Jagger since 2001, was reportedly found dead in an apartment in Chelsea this morning. A source familiar with the investigation says that Scott’s body was found by her assistant at around 10 a.m. in a unit at 200 Eleventh Avenue.
The Post and the Daily News are reporting that Scott, 47, was found hanging by a scarf from a doorknob. An NYPD spokesman said they could not confirm the identity of the victim because the family has not been notified. The spokesman added that the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. Jagger’s Twitter account posted this photo of the Rolling Stones singer in Australia earlier today.
Scott, born Luann Bambrough, was adopted by a Mormon couple and raised in Utah. After photographer Bruce Weber spotted her 6’3″ frame (with 42-inch legs), she modeled for Chanel and Thierry Mugler in Paris. In the 1990s, she moved to LA and became a stylist for Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, eventually designing her own clothes for shoots.
In 2006, Scott started her own fashion label, emphasizing sexy, form-flattering clothes; she told the Telegraph, “I’ve never met a woman who thinks she’s got a good enough figure.” Her designs have been worn by Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Michelle Obama and Christina Hendricks. (Hendricks wore a Scott design at the Vanity Fair Oscars party last month.) Last fall, Scott worked with Banana Republic on a collaboration, that was by all accounts a success.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.
(CNN) — L’Wren Scott, a noted fashion designer who has been Mick Jagger’s companion for more than a decade, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday of an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. She was 49.
Scott’s assistant found the designer hanging from a door knob with a scarf around her neck, the official said.
There were no signs of forced entry, and police did not find a suicide note, the official said.
Her assistant told police Scott sent a text Monday morning asking the assistant to “come by, and when the assistant arrived at approximately 10:02 a.m., Scott was dead in the living room, prompting the assistant to call police,” according to the official.
The New York Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death, according to Sgt. Nieves with the New York Police Department
A spokesman for Mick Jagger said that the singer was completely shocked and devastated by the news.
Scott had been dating Jagger, 70, since at least 2003. The lanky former model designed clothes worn by a number of celebrities, including Madonna, Allison Williams and Christina Hendricks. She also created many of Jagger’s looks for the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary tour, which began in 2012 and is currently in Australia.
In addition to her haute creations, she designed a collection for Banana Republic that was introduced late last year.
“I don’t really jump on anything unless I believe it will deliver the quality and standards I stay true to. It is a very fun happy collection and I think it is classic and timeless and elegant,” she told Vanity Fair at the introduction last October.
Celebrities attending the event included Hendricks, Ke$ha, Rashida Jones and Michael B. Jordan, as well as Jagger.
On Monday, several stars mourned Scott on social media.
Actress Olivia Munn tweeted, “Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott … she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.” Fellow designer Rachel Roy tweeted, “Rest in Peace, L’Wren Scott. You will be forever missed.”
Jagger ‘devastated’ by designer girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s suicide
By Larry Celona, Jamie Schram, Emily Smith, Kenneth Garger, Tara Palmeri and Bruce GoldingMarch 17, 2014 | 12:13pm
Jagger ‘devastated’ by designer girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s suicide
Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott
Photo: Startraks Photo
Mick Jagger’s model-turned-designer girlfriend — whose fashion business was failing and millions of dollars in debt — killed herself in her luxurious Manhattan apartment Monday morning, police sources told The Post.
L’Wren Scott’s body was found shortly after 10 a.m. by an assistant to whom she sent a text message saying, “Come by” about 90 minutes earlier, police sources said.
The unidentified assistant used a key to open the front door and found Scott, 6-foot-3, hanging from a scarf tied to the L-shaped handle on a balcony door in the kitchen, sources said.
L’Wren Scott’s Manhattan apartment building
Photo: Robert Barbera/INFphoto.com
The assistant called 911 and cops responded to the ninth-floor apartment at 200 11th Avenue, near 24th Street.
There was no note and no signs of foul play, sources said, adding that Scott simply slumped to the floor after rigging the makeshift noose and let her body weight cut off the oxygen to her brain.
One source described it as a “painless” way to die.
Scott, 49, began dating the Rolling Stones’ frontman in 2001, and last year marked his 70th birthday by posting a vintage photo on Instagram of the rocker at age 21, wearing a pair of swim trunks, just before his band hit it big.
A spokesman for Mick Jagger, currently on tour with the Stones in Australia, said the singer was “completely shocked and devastated” by Scott’s death.
Several close friends, including actress Ellen Barkin, went to Scott’s apartment after learning of her death and spent time there with her body, a pal said.
“They’ve known that something was going on, and it’s been going on for at least a week,” the friend said, adding that Scott had been acting strangely and ducking phone calls.
L’Wren Scott, pictured here with Vanity Fair west coast editor Krista Smith and Jagger, was honored at the Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L’Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Business records on file in Great Britain show that Scott’s London-based business, LS Fashion Ltd., was awash in debt, with an October balance sheet revealing it was $5.9 million in the red for 2012 after recording a $4.2 million deficit for 2011.
The balance sheet lists more than $1.7 million owed creditors within one year, and a whopping $7.6 million falling due after that.
Scott’s suicide also followed the last-minute cancellation of her London Fashion Week show last month, with WWD reporting that she had blamed “production delays in key show and couture pieces.”
But a fashion-industry source said the real reason the show was scrapped was that “L’Wren’s business just crashed.”
Another fashion source said: “I knew something was wrong when L’Wren cancelled her London Fashion Week show. That would have been so important to her. She was very prolific on Instagram and recently had gone quiet and hadn’t been posting so much.”
The Medical Examiner arrives at the building in Chelsea where designer L’Wren Scott was found dead.
A third source added: “Everybody who knows L’Wren and Mick are totally and completely shocked.”
“Neither of them drink and do drugs, and they were always really affectionate with each other. There were no signs of problems in their relationship,” the source said.
A friend of Scott’s said she spent Christmas on the Caribbean island of Mustique, where “She was perfectly normal, she was giving out advice.”
“I’ve never known her to say anything to me like ‘I’m sad,’” the pal noted.
In addition, Scott recently cut a deal with the French cosmetics company Caudalie, which in October threw a dinner in her honor at The Plaza, where her friend said Scott was “happy as a clam.”
City records show that Scott’s apartment was bought for $5.6 million in 2010 by a holding company called Scottland Management.
In 2012, she mortaged the property for $1.25 million, then paid off that loan last year.
The swanky condo building features 15 apartments, each of which has a “sky garage” that let residents drive into a an elevator and park their cars on their own floors.
Other residents include Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, as well as Domenico Dolce, co-founder of the famed Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.
Sources said Scott’s apartment is currently worth at least $9 million, with one source adding that Jagger visited “all the time,” arriving via a chauffered car, and was last seen there a few weeks ago.
The adopted daughter of Mormon parents, Scott was raised in a small town in Utah as Luann Bambrough.
As a teen, she was discovered by famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber and changed her name to model for Chanel and Thierry Mugler before becoming a stylist for celebrities.
She later branched out into design, and is best known for her striking “Headmistress” dress, which has been worn by Madonna and Nicole Kidman.
Other fans of her form-flattering frocks include Naomi Cambell, Kate Moss, Sara Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama.
Additional reporting by Kenneth Garger
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