L’Wren Scott funeral held in L.A.; Mick Jagger among mourners
Mick Jagger was among those mourning the death of L’Wren Scott on Tuesday during a small funeral held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and attended by close friends and family only.
The well-known fashion designer and stylist, who’d been with the Rolling Stones frontman since 2001, committed suicide March 17 in her New York apartment. She was 49.
The Los Angeles cemetery was closed completely during the service, which ran approximately an hour and was led by the Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Church in Pasadena, according to a statement from Jagger’s rep obtained by the Associated Press.
Jagger and Scott’s brother Randy Bambrough were among those who spoke, with poems read by Jagger’s daughter Karis and actress Ellen Barkin, a good friend of Scott’s. Jagger’s daughter Jade and his grandchildren, Mazie and Zak, read psalms. Bambrough’s daughter Hannah read a Shakespearean sonnet.
Singer Bernard Fowler performed the gospel song “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” accompanied by former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart on guitar. Fowler has sung backing vocals with the Stones for years.
Scott was cremated, according to her wishes.
Last Tuesday, the Rolling Stones postponed seven shows in Australia and New Zealand in the wake of the death. Jagger, 70, posted a note on Facebook the same day saying he would “never forget” Scott. “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” he said.
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