Celebrities including Ellen Barkin come out to pay their respects to the designer
A grieving Mick Jagger, along with members of L’Wren Scott’s family and close celebrity friends like Ellen Barkin, paid their last respects to the beloved fashion designer during a private funeral held in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Forever Funeral Home, PEOPLE confirms.
Scott, 49, who dated Jagger, 70, for 12 years, was found dead inside her New York City apartment on March 17. The city medical examiner confirmed the cause of death was suicide by hanging.
The intimate service was led by Reverend Ed Bacon from the All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA, and included memories and words of tribute from Mick Jagger, Scott’s brother Randall Bambrough, and close friends, including talent agent Justinian Kfoury, costume designer Ira M. Hammons-Glass and creative director Adam Glassman.
Jagger was surrounded and supported by his family during the somber affair. Daughter Karis, 43, read a poem and daughter Jade, 42, read Psalm 139. His other daughters Elizabeth, 30, Georgia, 22, and sons James, 28, and Gabriel, 16, were also in attendance. His grandchildren Mazie and Zak read Psalm 23, and Scott’s niece Hannah Bambrough read Shakespeare Sonnet 18.
The song “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” was performed by Bernard Fowler, a longtime backup singer for The Rolling Stones who has appeared on over 30 albums, with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics accompanying him on the guitar.
Though Jagger and Scott had homes in London, Paris and New York, Los Angeles is where she first made a name for herself working as a costume designer on films like Eyes Wide Shut and styling videos for artists like Jennifer Lopez. Scott also quickly became a favorite stylist – and later, designer – among celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Demi Moore.
She also first met Jagger in Los Angeles while on a shoot for a magazine that she was hired to style in 2001. She’ll be laid to rest among other deceased celebrities like Cecil B DeMille and Johnny Ramone.
“I’m still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” the Rolling Stones frontman said on March 18. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. I will never forget her.”
L Wren Scott Found Dead In Apparent Suicide