REPRESENTATIVES of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott have denied reports she may have taken her own life because her fashion label was struggling financially.

The 49-year-old long-term partner of the Rolling Stones singer was found on Monday at her New York apartment. Medical examiners ruled she had committed suicide by hanging. It later emerged Ms Scott's LS Fashion company in the UK had made losses of £3.5million in 2012.

But a spokesman stated reports about the fashion label were "misleading and inaccurate". He said the firm had been due to receive a loan from its US parent company and Ms Scott was considering restructuring it when she died.

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He added: "Her business overall was only seven years old and although some areas of the business had not yet reached their potential, other parts of her business were proving successful.

"Ms Scott was considering a re-structure of her global business." He added the firm had no issues with paying its suppliers, customers and meeting other liabilities.

Sir Mick is in America as preparations begin for Ms Scott's funeral. The Rolling Stones have cancelled a tour of Australia and New Zealand.