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Mick Jagger's Girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Image courtesy of Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic (via ABC News Radio)

Model and fashion designer L'Wren Scott , Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger 's longtime girlfriend, was found dead this morning of an apparent suicide in her apartment in New York City.  ABC News has learned that police were called to her residence at 10:05 a.m. ET and found her dead.  The medical examiner will determine the cause of her death.  Various online sources list Scott's age as 47.

Scott began dating Jagger in 2001.  A spokesperson for the rock legend tells ABC News Radio that the singer is "completely shocked and devastated" by the news.  The band is currently in Australia, where they're scheduled to kick off a series of shows Wednesday with a concert in Perth.

After a career as a model, the statuesque L'Wren, who stood six-feet, four-inches tall, moved on to designing clothes.  During her successful career, she was responsible for creating dresses worn by such celebrities as Madonna , Oprah Winfrey , Nicole Kidman , Penelope Cruz , Amy Adams , and Jennifer Lawrence .  

In February, Scott announced that she had canceled a planned London Fashion Week show.

(This is a breaking news story.  Please check back frequently as details emerge.)

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