The Rolling Stones have cancelled the first concert of their Australian tour in Perth, as singer Mick Jagger deals with the death of his long-term partner L’Wren Scott.
Scott was found dead at her New York apartment on Monday at the age of 49.
Frontier Touring, the company in charge of the Stones shows, said in a statement on their Facebook page that Wednesday night’s concert at Perth Arena had been cancelled, but could offer no information on the rest of the dates.
“Frontier Touring and Concerts West regret to announce that The Rolling Stones concert in Perth will not be going ahead as scheduled for Wednesday 19 March 2014,” the statement read.
“No further information is available at this time, ticket holders are asked to hold on to their tickets until a further update is available.”
Scott, 49, a fashion designer and the Rolling Stones frontman’s partner since 2001, was found dead at her New York apartment on Monday morning local time.
Jagger is in Perth with The Rolling Stones’ 14 On Fire national tour, which was due to begin on Wednesday. At 7.15am, equipment trucks were still arriving at the venue, the new Perth Arena.
Model Georgia May, the daughter of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, has pulled out of Melbourne Fashion Week.
The 22-year-old was due to showcase Camilla Franks’ collection, but the Sydney-based designer announced Georgia May would miss the festival following the death of her father’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.
Scott was found dead at a New York apartment hours after the band landed in Perth on Monday for a sold-out Australian tour.
“We offer our sincere condolences to Ms Jagger and her family,” the Camilla label said in a statement on Tuesday.
Jagger is said to be “completely shocked and devastated” by the news of his longtime girlfriend’s death.
Scott, an American former model who regularly designed for celebrities including Nicole Kidman, had dated the Rolling Stones frontman since 2001 following his split from wife Jerry Hall.
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances in Ms Scott’s death.
“A 49-year-old female was found this morning at 10.05am at 200 11th Avenue. She was unconscious,” a spokeswoman for New York City Police Department said.
“She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services.
“The investigation is ongoing. We are awaiting medical examiners to determine the cause of death.”
The US media are reporting the fashion designer took her own life but say no note was found at the scene.
The Utah-born Scott had her own fashion label popular with celebrities.
She was a fixture on Jagger’s arm and, at around 1.9 metres tall, towered over her famous boyfriend.
She founded her high-end label in 2006 and recently created a more affordable line of clothes with Banana Republic.
On the red carpet, she has dressed stars like Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie.
Just last month she cancelled her London Fashion Week show due to reported production delays.
Makeup artist Bobbi Brown collaborated with Scott last month on a cosmetics line called the Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Collection.
“I am devastated by the tragic news about L’Wren,” Brown said on her website.
“She was a visionary designer who I very much enjoyed working with, but she was also smart and kind. My thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to her loved ones during this very sad time.”
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