Ronni Chasen’s Murder Shocks Hollywood

November 17th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
chasenNov 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ronni Chasen, the 64 year old veteran Hollywood publicist, who ran her own PR firm, Chasen & Company and was responsible for organizing several successful high profile events, was shot dead on Monday late night. She was returning from a roof top pool party in her Mercedes-Benz E-350.

The incident took place at around 1:00 AM at the Sunset and Whittier area, in Beverly Hills. It was reported that a few consecutive gun shot noise could be heard at that time. The Beverly Hills Police reported that she was shot five times on her chest as she was driving. She lost her control over the steering and her car collided with a light pole. When the police reached the site, she was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood. They took her to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the doctors said that she has left her breathe. She lived in Westwood, and was regarded as one of the leading celebrity publicist. All those who knew her completely adored her. Richard Zanuck, the award-winning Hollywood director, with whom she has been working for the last three decades, was shocked with the news. He said that the two of them had a talk on that very day itself. Others say that she was very honest and straight forwards, who would never dope or drink and treated each of her clients like her family. Some of the studios had to cancel their conferences and meetings for the Oscar Campaigns, which used to be Ronni Chasen’s specialization.

Ronni Chasen worked for PR firm Rogers & Cowan, before she started her own business. She worked for the publicity of several well known films like “The classic Driving”, “Miss Daisy” and “Lolita”. Currently she was working with Richard Zanuck for “Alice In Wonderland”.

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