Just days after the tragic death of fashion designer and girlfriend to Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott, fellow Rolling Stones members are offering their support to their frontman as he copes with the sudden loss of his longtime partner.
“No-one saw this coming,” said guitarist Keith Richards in a recently released statement via Billboard. “Mick’s always been my soul brother and we love him… we’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man.”
Having to postpone tour dates in Australia and New Zealand in wake of the tragedy, Richards also apologized for letting fans down, but promises that “we’ll see everyone really soon.”
Guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts also voiced their sympathies:
“This is such terrible news and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick our support and help him through this sad time,” said Wood. “Without a doubt we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can.”
“Needless to say we are all completely shocked but our first thought is to support Mick at this awful time,” Watts added. “We intend to come back to Australia and New Zealand as soon as it proves possible.”
One day after Scott was found dead in her New York apartment Monday morning, Jagger commented that he was “struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way.”
Autopsy results conducted by New Your State medical examiner confirmed Wednesday that Scott’s death was a suicide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.