Only a day after his girlfriend L'Wren Scott was found hanging from a scarf in her Manhattan apartment, Mick Jagger has spoken out about her shocking death.
"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," writes Jagger on his Facebook page. "We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves."
The pair began dating in 2001 and despite various media reports, did NOT split up before her death.
"She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me," the Rolling Stones frontman continued in his post, which was accompanied by this photograph:
Scott was a celebrated fashion designer, whose styles were worn by many A-list celebrities, a number of whom have expressed their condolences over social media.
"I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received," wrote Jagger, who was in Australia touring with the Stones when news broke of Scott's death. The band has since canceled all upcoming concert dates.
The 70-year-old finished the short post with: "I will never forget her."
One of the individuals who has expressed her grief over the former model's passing is Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour.
"I am deeply saddened by the loss of L'Wren Scott," the legendary editor wrote in a statement.
"L'Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style."
The statement continues, "In person, L'Wren was always unbelievably generous, gracious, kind, and so much fun. Her old world American manners and charm were from another time, but her sensibility was always fiercely modern. We will all miss her."
Scroll down for more celebrity tributes:
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— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) March 17, 2014
Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed.— Marc Jacobs Intl (@MarcJacobsIntl) March 17, 2014
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.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 17, 2014
Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott ... she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) March 17, 2014
Such sad news. Our condolences are with L’Wren’s family and friends: http://t.co/FOVbsxNoZm— Duran Duran (@duranduran) March 17, 2014