Following the tragic death of his longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger has returned to L.A. from Perth, Australia, to join his family and begin making funeral arrangements, his rep confirms to Us Weekly. The Rolling Stones rocker, 70, cancelled multiple concert dates after the designer -- who he dated for nearly 13 years -- was found dead in her NYC apartment on Monday, March 17.
"Mick has arrived in L.A. where he is with his daughter Karis and her family who live there," his rep tells Us of Jagger's 44-year-old daughter with actress Marsha A. Hunt. The rep continues that several of the rocker's other children -- Jade, 43, with ex-wife Bianca Jagger, and Elizabeth, 30, Georgia May, 22, and James, 27, with ex-wife Jerry Hall -- are also gathering around their father. (Jagger also has son Gabriel, 17, with Hall and son Lucas, 15, with Luciana Giminez Morad.) "Lizzie and Georgia May are also there to support him with Jade and Jimmy are joining them as plans are made for the funeral," says the rep. "The family appreciates privacy during this time."
Scott was pronounced dead at the age of 49 after her assistant found her hanging in her New York City apartment earlier this week. On March 19, the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.
In a March 18 Facebook post, Jagger said, "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way." He continued: "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."
Former New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, a longtime friend of Scott, explained in a NYT piece that Scott sounded "discouraged" and "run down" weeks before her death as she struggled with business and financial concerns.