Just saw this on Yahoo. WTH? At first I thought the headline was a mistake. How very sad.
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She was very popular with the A-listers and I think even Michelle Obama has worn her fashions. What a waste. A very striking woman too - tall and stately looking.
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I'm stunned. From the outside, she appeared to have everything going for her - enormous talent, a successful business, incredible connections, wealth - and yet she apparently could not go on. It's very sad.
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Awful news. RIP
I just saw on the news that it was $6 million in debt. Guess the relationship with Jagger wasn't so hot if he couldn't give her what would be chump change to him.
To be fair, maybe he had no idea that her business was in trouble. Wouldn't be surprising if she was determined to make it on her own (which by all accounts she was for a time at least), and/or they did kept their professional and personal lives separate. It's impossible to know what the nature of their relationship was, and therefore I don't think it makes sense to point fingers like this.
I certainly don't blame Mick. This was her decision. Suicide is always the decision of the person committing it; no one really drives someone else to suicide.
I don't know that a cash infusion is the answer for all failing businesses. Mick paying off her debt might have been a Band-Aid that would not have prevented her from going right back into debt. And it probably wouldn't have taken away her feelings of personal failure.
I don't think Mick Jagger gives money to his girlfriends, that would set him up for palimony. He never financially supported Jerry Hall's forays into fashion and theater. Plus he doesn't seem particularly monogamous so where would it end?
Oh, I'm not suggesting that that's the reason why she killed herself: that she was so mired in debt and Jagger refused to bail her out. I don't presume to know the reason/s. It is just a "guess" that the relationship wasn't as close and involved as it could have been if Jagger wasn't aware of how much trouble Scott was in financially. If he was aware of it, there was much that he could have done to ameliorate her financial situation. If she would not have been receptive to his help, or, if for whatever reason he didn't want to help her, now that, to me, bespeaks of a relationship that doesn't exactly scream pure, undying love (although I'd have a hard time believing Jagger capable of being that much involved in a woman given his romantic history).
Her business was in debt, not her, and they weren't married. Anyone who's smart knows that you don't mix personal funds with business funds. Every relationship is different, but just because someone won't fund his/her partner's business doesn't mean that it was unhealthy.
I find it much more likely that the business debt existing at all was the last straw for her. She was accomplished, and I know of many high-achievers who suffer from depression because they can't handle any kind of setback.
It's more common hearing about such suicides involving workaholic men, but high-achieving women certainly are not immune.
And where on earth did I say it was unhealthy? And don't split hairs about whether it was she or her business in debt; whatever it was, she had trouble on her plate. If he knew about it and could have helped her out but didn't; if she didn't want him to know about it (and I find it hard to believe that he didn't; if he was that clueless, they must have been even more distant than I thought) or didn't want his help - any of those scenarios denote to me (feel I have to bold this since it's being assumed that I'm stating my personal views as facts) that the relationship wasn't a truly close and open one.
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I think it's pretty common. Isaac Mizrahi's business in the 90s - when he was at his most popular - was actually losing money every year and closed by 1998.