28 Mar 2014

Designer leaves $9m estate to Jagger

2:45 pm on 28 March 2014

Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who committed suicide earlier in March, left her entire estate of $US9 million to long-time boyfriend Rolling Stones lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, according to a will filed in a New York court.

Sir Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott.

Sir Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott. Photo: AFP

Ms Scott, a favorite designer of Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams, left jewelry, clothing, furniture, automobiles and property to Sir Mick, whom she had dated since 2001.

The 49-year-old omitted her two siblings in the will, signed on 23 May 2013 in Beverly Hills, California, Reuters reports.

"I give the rest and residue of my estate to Michael Philip Jagger," the will said. "Except for otherwise provided in this will, I have intentionally omitted to provide herein for any of my heirs at the date of my death."

Court papers estimated that the value of her personal estate at $US9 million.

Ms Scott was found dead by her assistant in her New York apartment in Manhattan's upscale Chelsea neighborhood on 17 March. The medical examiner's office ruled that the former fashion model and stylist had committed suicide by hanging.

At the time of her death, her company LS Fashion Ltd was thought to be facing mounting debt. Company accounts filed in London reported a loss of €4.3 million ($US5.99 million) in 2012, an increase from a €3 million loss the previous year.

However, her New York representatives PR Consulting described the reports as "misleading and inaccurate," and said Ms Scott had been considering a restructuring of her global business.