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Sister banned from funeral: Mick Jagger with late wife L'Wren Scott. Photo: AP

New York: The sister of L'Wren Scott has been barred from attending the private wake and funeral of  Mick Jagger's long-time girlfriend this week because the two women stopped speaking six years ago.

Randall Bambrough, their brother, issued the order barring Jan Shane from the ceremonies in Los Angeles. The two women fell out when their mother died in 2008, although the reason for the family rift is not known.

Ms Scott's only two siblings still both live in Utah, where she was raised as Luann Bambrough by adoptive Mormon parents.

The fashion designer and former model remained close to her brother, who served as a director of her business and flew to New York to identify her body after she killed herself on Monday.

Ms Shane has previously said that she hoped her sister would be buried in the family plot next to their parents. However, Jagger and Mr Bambrough have jointly decided to fly Ms Scott's body to Los Angeles, where they will attend a private viewing and funeral. Sir Mick is being comforted by his five adult children in a hotel in the city after flying there from Australia.

No reason was given for the choice of location for the funeral venue. Ms Scott, 49, divided her time between New York and the homes that she shared with Jagger in London and France.

Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, the other three Rolling Stones, will not attend the ceremonies because Jagger and her brother want to keep them low key. "Mick's still in bits," his spokesman said. "His kids are the only people he's seeing."

Jagger and his daughters, Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade and son James have taken over a floor of an undisclosed hotel for privacy.

Ms Scott did not leave a suicide note and speculation has centred on the financial affairs of her fashion business and the state of her 13-year relationship with the British star. But her company has since denied that it was collapsing and Jagger's representative flatly denied reports of a split.

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Telegraph, London