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L'Wren Scott Death: Rolling Stones Support 'Soul Brother' Mick Jagger As They Admit Frontman Is 'Not Well'

20/03/2014 10:37 GMT | Updated 20/03/2014 10:59 GMT

The Rolling Stones have spoken for the first time following the suicide of band member Mick Jagger's partner, fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

The band have postponed their tour of Australia and New Zealand after L'Wren was found dead in her apartment on Monday.

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The Rolling Stones in concert

Members of the group are said to be "rallying around" to support Mick, with Keith Richards saying: "No one saw this coming. Mick’s always been my soul brother and we love him. We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man.

"We really hate to disappoint our fans but we’ll see everyone really soon."

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Mick Jagger with L'Wren Scott

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has admitted that the death of L'Wren - who Mick had been involved with since 2001 - may be affecting the frontman's health.

Charlie said: "He’s not really well. He’s not really here. It was such a shock."

Mick himself spoke publicly about L'Wren's death for the first time on Tuesday, saying: "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. I will never forget her."

L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger

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