L'Wren Scott's Funeral Held in Los Angeles; Friends and Family Gather to Honor Her Memory
The family and friends of the late L'Wren Scott gathered to honor her memory on Tuesday. Scott's funeral was held in Los Angeles, eight days ago after the designer committed suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Her death has shocked and saddened the entire fashion community.
According to the New York Post, Mick Jagger, Scott's partner for over a decade, was joined by about 70 close friends and family members to mourn their loss. The service was held in the chapel at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and led by Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place of many celebrities including Jayne Mansfield, the director Cecile B. Demille, rock star Johnny Ramone, and actress Estelle Getty.
Jagger delivered the designer's eulogy. Scott's brother Randy Bambrough and close friend, the actress Ellen Barkin, also delivered speeches. Jagger's children and grandchildren and Scott's niece each read selected poetry and Psalms, including Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, beginning "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
Security at the service was high in an effort to protect the privacy of the many notable figures present. The Post reported that the security team searched each car upon arrival and that a white tent had been erected to shield the casket from public view as it was removed from the hearse.
Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, expressed his grief in a touching letter on his Facebook page, posted shortly after the designer passed away:
“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves,” the rocker wrote, adding, “I will never forget her.”
The rock group postponed their upcoming Australian tour in order to give the Jagger family time and space to mourn Scott.