Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is mourning the death of L’Wren Scott and says the fashion world has lost an icon.
Adams, also a keen photographer, was a personal friend of L’Wren’s and worked with her professionally.
Talking about Scott’s death with vogue.co.uk, Adams praised his late friend for her beauty and her talent.
“Words don’t fill the void I have for the loss of my dear friend L’Wren. She was an extraordinary talented beauty, who was dedicated to her man and the close circle of friends she had. I will miss her laugh and watching her walk,” Adams told the publication.
“We had many good times together, and some years ago I even photographed her for British Vogue. Fashion has lost an icon, and my deepest condolences to Mick and all that knew and loved her. She will be greatly missed,” he said.
Scott was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday morning from an apparent suicide.
Her partner of 13 years Sir Mick Jagger has been left devastated by the news, postponing The Rolling Stones Australian tour which was due to kick off at Perth Arena on Wednesday night.
Tributes for L’Wren have been pouring in from those in the fashion world, celebrities and admirers of her work.
Model Coco Rocha took to Twitter to pay her respects to the stylist-turned-designer.
“L’Wren Scott was a beautiful person, inside and out. Genuine, kind and talented. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. #LWrenScott (sic),” Rocha posted.
British singer Lily Allen couldn’t get over the shock news and told her followers how she’d only recently seen the designer.
“Jesus, I have just got off a plane and heard the sad news of L’wrens passing. What a terrible tragedy, I’m in shock ,” she tweeted.
“I saw her at the hairdressers only the other day,” Allen wrote.
L’Wren launched her first fashion collection in 2006, following many years working as a stylist.
Earlier this year she was forced to cancel her London Fashion Week show, citing production delays.
Report have surfaced that Scott’s fashion business was in millions of dollars in debt prior to her death.
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