L'Wren 'Clearly Wanted to' Make Sure She Died: Source

As report comes out that she was about to shut her business

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 19, 2014 10:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – When L'Wren Scott hanged herself with a black satin scarf Monday, she also wrapped a tie around her neck—and law enforcement sources tell the New York Post that indicates Scott wanted to be absolutely certain she died. "The necktie would apply more pressure," one source explains. "She must have figured that if the scarf wasn’t long enough or something, then the necktie would choke her out. She clearly wanted to do the job right."

  • Meanwhile, former New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, a friend of Scott's, revealed last night in a Times column that Scott was about to close her fashion business. When they spoke last month, "I was surprised to hear how run down and discouraged she sounded. She spoke of production problems, forcing her to cancel her fall show," Horyn writes. "I learned since her death that she was planning to close her business, with an announcement [today]. Still, as painful as the decision must have been for her, I wouldn’t draw any conclusions from it about her state of mind."
  • Horyn also calls claims that Scott and Mick Jagger had broken up before Scott's death "rubbish." But the Post's sources are still insisting that's the case, with one saying Jagger "has blood on his hands." The Rolling Stones last night canceled their entire Australia and New Zealand tour, the AP reports.
  • Scott's estranged sister gave an interview to the Daily Mail, and claims Scott "deeply wanted" children and it "bothered" her not to have a family. But keep in mind the sisters hadn't spoken in six years.

This Oct. 18, 2012 file photo shows L'Wren Scott at the London Film Festival American Express Gala for The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane, in London.
This Oct. 18, 2012 file photo shows L'Wren Scott at the London Film Festival American Express Gala for "The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane," in London.   (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision, File)
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