updated 03/17/2014 AT 1:30 PM ET
•originally published 03/17/2014 AT 1:05 PM ET
Designer and model L’Wren Scott has died after an apparent suicide, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Scott was found dead inside her Manhattan apartment Monday morning, the New York Post reports. She was 49.
“We confirm the tragic death of L Wren Scott,” her publicist says in a statement. “At this devastating time for Ms. Scott s family and friends, we request that their privacy be respected. There will be no further public statement for the time-being.”
“A 49-year-old female was found unconscious and non-responsive by police at 10:05 a.m.,” says a spokesperson for the NYPD. “EMS responded and found her deceased. An investigation is ongoing and a medical examiner will determine cause of death.”