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Sir Mick Jagger remembers late partner L’Wren Scott on her birthday

The fashion designer would have been 56.

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L’Wren Scott and Mick Jagger (Ian West/PA)

L’Wren Scott and Mick Jagger (Ian West/PA)

L’Wren Scott and Mick Jagger (Ian West/PA)

Sir Mick Jagger has remembered his late partner L’Wren Scott on what would have been her 56th birthday.

The Rolling Stones frontman and the fashion designer and stylist were together for 13 years before she was found dead in her New York apartment in March 2014.

The singer shared a photograph of Scott on Instagram, writing: “Happy birthday L’Wren. MJ.”

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A New York coroner ruled that the former model had killed herself.

The Rolling Stones subsequently cancelled a seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Writing on Facebook at the time, Sir Mick called Scott his “lover and best friend” and said he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.

“We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.”

Scott’s high-end fashion label was a favourite among Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker and then-first lady Michelle Obama.

But following news of her death, it emerged her eponymous fashion label had been experiencing financial problems.

Scott, who was said to be 6ft 4in tall and towered at least half a foot over Sir Mick, became well-known in Britain after she got together with him.

She designed stage outfits for notable headline performances by the band at Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park in recent years.

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