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Stones rally around grieving Jagger after Scott suicide

Published on Mar 20, 2014 9:23 AM
 
The Rolling Stones have rallied around Mick Jagger after the suicide of girlfriend L'Wren Scott. (From left: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood) -- FILE PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS 

PERTH, Australia (AFP) - The Rolling Stones have rallied around Mick Jagger after the suicide of girlfriend L'Wren Scott, with Keith Richards consoling his "soul brother" and vowing they will be back on stage soon.

In their first comments since the former model, 49, was found hanged at her luxury New York apartment on Monday, Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood said they were shocked and pulling together to help Jagger, 70.

"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," Richards, his songwriting partner for more than 50 years, said in a statement. "We really hate to disappoint our fans but we'll see everyone really soon."

The Stones on Tuesday postponed indefinitely their 14 On Fire tour of Australia and New Zealand, vowing to reschedule concerts in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland at a later date.

 
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