The Rolling Stones postpone Down Under tour due to Jagger's girlfriend's death

London, March 19 (ANI): The Rolling Stones have postponed their Australia and New Zealand tour after Mick Jagger's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott committed suicide on Monday.

The statement of the band's website said that they were deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 On Fire' tour of Australia and New Zealand, following the death of L'Wren Scott, the BBC reported.

The statement also said that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wished to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time, hoping they will fully understand the reason for this announcement, and that the Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date, they added.

The lead vocalist and founder member of the music group, Jagger, 70, and the 49-year-old fashion designer had been together for thirteen years.

The iconic rock band was due to begin the tour in Perth on Wednesday, having flown in to the Western Australian city on Sunday. (ANI)