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Mick Jagger 'Struggling to Understand' Death of Girlfriend

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Banana Republic(NEW YORK) -- Mick Jagger said he is still "struggling to understand" why his girlfriend of 10 years, noted fashion designer L'Wren Scott, ended her life Monday.

"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," the Rolling Stones frontman said in a statement released Tuesday on his website.

On his website, Jagger posted a black and white photo of the former model, simply titling it "L'Wren."

"We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves," Jagger wrote. "She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me."

He 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."

He signed it simply, "Mick."

Jagger and his band were on tour in Australia when they received news of Scott's death. The band has cancelled its tour and was scheduled to perform Wednesday night in Perth.

The 49-year-old designer was found dead in her New York City apartment of an apparent suicide, according to police.

Scott was a renowned stylist and fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. In February, she announced that she had cancelled her London Fashion Week show.

In addition to her career in fashion, Scott had been romantically linked to the Rolling Stones frontman for more than a decade.

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