Ronnie Wood has paid tribute to the late fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the long-term partner of his Rolling Stone bandmate Sir Mick Jagger.
In a message on his website, Wood also offered his support to his close friend, writing: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mick and L'Wren's family and friends at this incredibly devastating and difficult time.
"As a band we are one big family and we've all come together to support Mick, and will do everything we can to help him.
"We are currently rescheduling touring plans. We thank everyone for their understanding.
"We are so grateful for the messages of support at this sad time - while we take the time that is needed. XR ."
Their fellow bandmate Keith Richards yesterday vowed to support his ‘soul brother’ Jagger, adding that “no one saw this coming.”
The Rolling Stones have said they "are deeply sorry and disappointed" to postpone the rest of their tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of Sir Mick Jagger's partner, the designer L'Wren Scott:
Sir Mick Jagger has spoken for the first time about the apparent suicide of his partner, the fashion designer L'Wren Scott:
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.
She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
Sir Mick Jagger has said he is "still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way" following the apparent suicide of his long-term girlfriend L'Wren Scott.
The Rolling Stones have cancelled their planned concert in the Australian city of Perth after the death of the fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the longtime girlfriend of frontman Mick Jagger, the band's promoters said in a Facebook post.
The statement released by the Frontier Touring and Concerts West announced that The Rolling Stones concert in Perth will not be going ahead as scheduled for Wednesday 19 March 2014.
Ticket holders have also been asked to look out for further details.