Start me up – Mick Jagger is on the move.
The Rolling Stones frontman and his bandmates took off from Perth Airport Thursday – presumably bound for New York City – after canceling a set of shows in Australia and New Zealand following the shocking suicide of Jagger’s long-time gal pal and designer L’Wren Scott.
Mick Jagger (left) and L’Wren Scott walk along the Thames River in London in February 2014, the last time they were seen publicly together.
The legendary rockers – accompanied by a police escort – drove straight onto to the tarmac and quickly boarded their Boeing 767 private jet emblazoned with their tongue logo, according to Perth Now.
The timing of Scott’s death was particularly tragic for the slender slender – Jagger was ready to put down roots with his longtime lover when she suddenly committed suicide.
L’Wren Scott, left, and Mick Jagger, right, shown in London in February 2014, recently bought a $10 million New York City home together, says Scott’s brother-in-law.
Jagger had already been with the stunning brunette longer than he had been married to either of his wives, and Scott’s family in Utah said the legendary lothario was considering doing the unthinkable — settling down.
“Mick had recently decided to end his hotel lifestyle, and I understand they had just bought a $10 million home in New York,” Rob Shane, the husband of Scott’s sister Jan, told the Daily News on Wednesday.
Mick Jagger’s Rolling Stones bandmate Charlie Watts looks somber as he leaves a restaurant in Perth, Australia, days after the death of L’Wren Scott.
Records show that just last year the remaining $1.25 million that Scott owed on the swanky $5.6 million Chelsea apartment where she lived — and where she hanged herself Monday — was paid off.
It wasn’t clear who signed the check, but sources said Jagger — whose net worth is $305 million — had bailed Scott’s failing fashion business out on “numerous occasions.”
The Rolling Stones have rallied behind Mick Jagger (second from right), whose girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found hanged from an apparent suicide on Monday.
Scott’s body was picked up Wednesday after the city medical examiner officially ruled her death a suicide.
It was believed her body would be taken to the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on Madison Ave., which has been the site of many celebrity wakes, including last month’s rites for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Mick Jagger, far right, and L’Wren Scott, second from left, had been together since 2001. This scene along the Thames River n London is the last time the couple were seen together.
“No one has called us yet,” a funeral home spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Stones rallied around their heartbroken lead singer. The band announced on Monday that they were canceling their soldout tour of Australia and New Zealand so Jagger could mourn his lady.
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The Rolling Stones cancelled the remaining dates on their tour to support Mick Jagger (center) as he mourns the loss of L’Wren Scott.
“No one saw this coming,” said Keith Richards, who co-wrote most of the band’s hits with Jagger. “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 said canceling the soldout tour of Australia and New Zealand was the right thing to do.
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No note was found with L’Wren Scott’s body on Monday.
“We really hate to disappoint our fans, but we’ll see everyone really soon,” he said in a statement provided by Jagger’s representatives.
“This is such terrible news, and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick our support and help him through this sad time,” guitarist Ronnie Wood added. “Without a doubt, we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can.”
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The outside of L’Wren Scott’s apartment building, where she was found dead on Monday.
Drummer Charlie Watts said taking care of Mick is the priority right now.
“Needless to say, we are all completely shocked, but our first thought is to support Mick at this awful time,” he said. “We intend to come back to Australia and New Zealand as soon as it proves possible.”
Mick Jagger (right) posted a message about L’Wren Scott on his website.
On Tuesday, Jagger poured out his grief over the death of his “lover and best friend” on his website.
“I will never forget her,” he wrote. “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.”
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The Rolling Stones’ plane being prepped for flight at Perth international Airport on Wednesday.
Jagger, 70, and Scott, a 49-year-old former model, met at a photo shoot in 2001 and had been together ever since.
There was no note when Scott was found by an assistant in her posh pad, kneeling with a black scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to an L-shaped door handle.
But records revealed that Scott’s fashion business was nearly $6 million in the red. And Scott was reportedly planning to shut the operation down when she killed herself.
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