Tuesday 4 August 2015

Work helped Jagger cope with death of L’Wren Scott

Published 19/07/2014 | 07:33

Mick Jagger has spoken publicly for the first time about his "very hard year" following the death of his long-time girlfriend L'Wren Scott. Photo: PA
Mick Jagger has spoken publicly for the first time about his "very hard year" following the death of his long-time girlfriend L'Wren Scott. Photo: PA

Mick Jagger has said throwing himself back into his work as a performer has helped him deal with the death of L’Wren Scott.

Speaking on NBC’s Today Show the 70-year old rock star described how resuming his career as a performer enabled him to deal with the tragedy.

Scott, 49, committed suicide at her Manhattan apartment on March 17.

She did not leave a note and her sudden death triggered speculation about the financial health of her business and state of her relationship with Sir Mick.

Jagger, who is promoting “Get on up” a film he produced about the live of soul star, James Brown, said he had faced a traumatic 12 months. “It’s a difficult, very hard year, but I got back into it by working on touring with the Stones in Europe and doing other things including doing this great movie,” he said.

He said he had received a lot of support from family and friends over the past few months.

“I appreciate that,” he added. “I am doing OK.”

His remarks were the first he had made on Scott’s death since the immediate aftermath of her suicide, when he issued a statement saying he still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way”.

The Rolling Stones then suspended their world tour for two months, before resuming performances with a show in Oslo.

Sir Mick met Scott at a fashion shoot in 2001. It is said she had little knowledge of the Rolling Stones music.

Despite reports of financial difficulties, she was still able to leave an estate worth $9 million (£5.28 million) to Sir Mick, even though the probate records did not disclose the extent of her debts.

In recent months newspapers have claimed Sir Mick is in a relationship with Melanie Hamrick, a 27-year-old ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre company who are based in New York.

Telegraph.co.uk

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