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Mick Jagger’s rep slams 'horrible' rumours he split with L'Wren Scott before her death

Published 18/03/2014 | 08:25

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of 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, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of 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, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Banana Republic)

Mick Jagger’s spokesperson has slammed the “horrible” rumours he split from L’Wren Scott shortly before her apparent suicide.

The 70-year-old Rolling Stones frontman had dated the model and fashion designer since 2001 and was in Australia with his band when he got the news on Monday.

The New York Post ran with a story indicating the couple had been on the rocks before she was discovered lifeless in her New York apartment by her assistant. They also cited a law enforcement source that described L’Wren as Mick’s “former” girlfriend, as well as rumours that she had confided about the end of their romance to a friend.

But a representative for the star blasted editors at the newspaper in a scathing comment Monday evening.

“The story in the New York Post re a split between Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott is 100 per cent untrue,” the spokesperson said.

“There is absolutely no basis in fact to this story. It is a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip during this very tragic time for Mick.”

Mick’s spokesperson said earlier in the day the rocker was “shocked and devastated” by news of L’Wren’s sudden death.

Just Jared reports it’s likely the Stones’ tour in Australia will be cancelled as a result.

L’Wren’s death has meanwhile caused shockwaves through the fashion industry, with many speaking out about their grief at her untimely passing.

As a designer, she worked with a number of celebrities, including Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie and Madonna.

Mick’s ex-wife, Bianca Jagger, was among those who spoke about the tragedy Monday.

“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,” she tweeted.

Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott pose on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in New York in this May 2, 2011 file photo. Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her New York apartment on March 17, 2014 from an apparent suicide, according a law enforcement official.   REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files   (UNITED STATES - Tags: OBITUARY ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in 2011. Reuters/Mike Segar/Files
L'Wren Scott whose body was been discovered in a New York apartment. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
The 49-year-old long-time partner of the Rolling Stones frontman was found hanged inside the eighth floor apartment at 200 Eleventh Avenue in Manhattan. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
The Mormon-raised 6ft 4 former model had been dating Jagger for nearly 13 years following his split from wife Jerry Hall. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
A spokesman for Mick Jagger said he was "completely shocked and devastated" following the news.
Police are treating it as a suicide, although the medical examiner has yet to determine an official cause of death. Photo: Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Files
Born in Utah with the given name Laura Barnbrough, she later used the more exotic name L'Wren when she moved to Los Angeles to work as a model and later a costume designer. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Files
L'Wren's first collection was launched in 2006 and has since been worn by stars including Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Penélope Cruz. Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Files

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