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Mick Jagger pays tribute to girlfriend L'Wren Scott on Facebook, cancels Rolling Stones tour

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Mar 18, 2014 02:08 PM EDT

L'Wren Scott and Longtime Boyfriend Mick Jagger (Photo : Reuters)

Mick Jagger has opened up about the death of his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

Yesterday (March 18), Scott was found dead in her New York City apartment of an apparent hanging suicide just one month shy of her 50th birthday. Scott is noteworthy not just for her fashion designs but also for her long term relationship with Jagger. Just one day after her death, the heartbroken Rolling Stones frontman released a statement on his official Facebook page.

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"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," Jagger wrote, also noting that she was his best friend and a talent "much admired, not least by me."

Jagger also thanked his fans and Scott's friends for the support during this surely difficult time.

Read his full, heartbreaking statement on L'Wren Scott below:

"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way.

 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.

 I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.

 I will never forget her,

The two have been together for 13 years.

Following the news of Scott's death, the Rolling Stones cancelled its upcoming tour of Australia, according to People.

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