Rolling Stones Postpone Australia and NZ Tour!

The Rolling Stones have postponed their Australia and New Zealand tour after the death of Sir Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

The celebrated US fashion designer was found dead in her New York flat on Monday in an apparent suicide.

Sir Mick earlier said he failed “to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way”.

In a statement on their website, the band thanked fans for their support.

They said: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott.

“Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.

“The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.”

The British rock band had been due to begin the tour in Perth on Wednesday, having flown in to the Western Australian city on Sunday.

On his website, Sir Mick, who started dating Scott in 2001, said they had spent “many wonderful years together”.

He described his partner as having “had great presence” and said “her talent was much admired, not least by me”.

Sir Mick added: “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.”

Scott, 49, was found by her assistant at 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT) on Monday.

Ninety minutes earlier, Scott had sent her assistant a text message asking her to come to her Manhattan apartment, without specifying the reason why, the Associated Press news agency reported.

Police said there was no sign of foul play and no note has been found.