Nicole Kidman is shocked and heartbroken by the death of her close friend and favourite fashion designer, L’Wren Scott.
Scott, 49, the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found in her Manhattan apartment on Monday by an assistant.
New York police don’t suspect foul play.
“Nicole and L’Wren were close friends for 25 years,” a representative for Kidman told Rumorfix广西桑拿,.
“Nicole is heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything.”
Scott texted her assistant at 8.30am and asked that she come over to her apartment, police sources told the New York Daily News.
When she arrived, she let herself in with a key, found Scott and called 911.
Jagger is in Australia with The Rolling Stones On Fire national tour, which was due to begin in Perth on Wednesday.
Jagger’s spokesman says the singer is “completely shocked and devastated” by the news.
The US media are reporting the fashion designer took her own life, but say no note was found at the scene.
The Utah-born Scott was a red carpet favourite of Hollywood’s A-List, with Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Penelope Cruz wearing her creations.
But, her most loyal customer was Kidman, who called on Scott to dress her for the Academy Awards and other red carpet events.
Kidman wore a sequined Scott gown to the 2013 Oscars.
The New York Medical Examiner’s Office will determine a cause of death.
“A 49-year-old female was found this morning at 10.05am at 200 11th Avenue. She was unconscious,” an NYPD spokesperson said.
“She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services.
“The investigation is ongoing.
“We are awaiting medical examiners to determine the cause of death.”
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