Jagger's girlfriend farewelled

By Caroline Hedley, Philip Sherwell

L'Wren Scott. Photo / AP
L'Wren Scott. Photo / AP

L'Wren Scott has been laid to rest at a small private funeral in Los Angeles where her long-time boyfriend Sir Mick Jagger led the mourning.

About 70 family and friends reportedly attended the ceremony at the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetery where stars such as Jayne Mansfield and Rudolph Valentino are buried.

Security personnel far outnumbered mourners as the main gates to the cemetery were closed to the public and media and vehicles were searched for cameras.

The fashion designer's body was flown to Los Angeles from New York at the weekend accompanied by her brother, Randall Bambrough, who identified her after she died on March 17 in her Manhattan apartment.

Jagger, who postponed a Rolling Stones tour to Australia and New Zealand, was accompanied to the funeral by his six adult children - daughters Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade and sons James and Gabriel - and his grand-daughter Amba Jackson, Jade's daughter.

Among the guests were close friends of Scott from the fashion industry and her company, including Brittany Penebre, her long-time assistant who found the designer's body.

Scott was raised by her adoptive parents in northern Utah and made her name as a model and stylist based in Los Angeles but in recent years she ran her fashion design business from New York and London.

A spokesman for Jagger said the decision to bury Scott in Los Angeles was made jointly by the Rolling Stones star and her brother.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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