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'I Am Still Struggling To Understand How My Lover And Best Friend Could End Her Life In This Tragic Way': Distraught Mick Jagger Breaks His Silence With Heartbreaking Tribute To Girlfriend L’Wren Scott

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Mar. 18 2014, Published 12:27 p.m. ET

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Mick Jagger has broken his silence on Monday's tragic suicide of his longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott, saying he's "still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way."

The rock n' roll icon, who was with Scott since 2001, wrote that he and the fashion designer "spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.

"She had great presence and her talent was much admired," the British rocker said, "not least by me."

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The "Wild Horses" singer said he has "been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received."

Jagger, whose Rolling Stones canceled dates following the horrific turn of events Monday, wrapped up his somber statement in saying, "I will never forget her."

It came just hours before the Rolling Stones  canceled their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand.

“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,” read a statement on the band’s official website. It continued, “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 dates are expected to be rescheduled.

As we previously reported, the 49-year-old fashion designer was found hanged to death on a scarf in a Manhattan high-rise on Monday, and new reports coming in the aftermath of the death indicate she'd been dealing with problems both emotionally and financially.

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