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TROUBLED: designer L'Wren Scott and her boyfriend Mick Jagger, who had been together since 2001.

TROUBLED: designer L'Wren Scott and her boyfriend Mick Jagger, who had been together since 2001.

TROUBLED: designer L'Wren Scott and her boyfriend Mick Jagger, who had been together since 2001.

THE Rolling Stones have cancelled a concert in Australia following the death of designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Mick Jagger.

The 49-year-old model and designer, who had been dating the Rolling Stones frontman since 2001, was found hanged in her New York apartment.

Frontier Touring, the promoter of the band's world tour, posted a message on its Facebook site to confirm a concert in Perth tomorrow will not go ahead.

Speculation had mounted about the future of the tour following news of Scott's death, with the band due to perform six dates in Australia and New Zealand over the next three weeks.

Tributes have poured in for the 49-year-old model, as it emerged that her British fashion company had been losing millions of pounds.

Her body was discovered yesterday at the property in Manhattan, and police do not suspect foul play.

A spokesman for Jagger said: "He is completely shocked and devastated by the news."

Accounts filed with Companies House in October show Scott's British company, LS Fashion Ltd, was running at a loss of more than £3.5m (€4.2m) in 2012, up from more than £2.5m the previous year.

The documents also show the firm owed more than £1m, despite having assets totalling a similar amount.

The Stones had flown to Australia yesterday ahead of a performance at the Perth Arena.

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

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

TRIBUTES

As news broke of her death, tributes from the world of fashion and showbusiness flooded on to Twitter.

Bianca Jagger, the rock star's ex-wife, tweeted: "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."

Entertainer Bette Midler said: "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."

Scott, who was brought up in Utah as a Mormon, worked in Paris with the likes of Thierry Mugler and Karl Lagerfeld, then returned to the US as a stylist.

She met Jagger (70) when she worked as a stylist on a photo shoot. She launched her fashion line in 2006 with fans of her work said to include Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Obama.

A spokeswoman for New York City Police Department said a 49-year-old female was found unconscious yesterday morning at 200 11th Avenue.

"She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services," the spokeswoman said.

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