Publicist Shot Five Times After Burlesque Premiere

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11.16.10 37 Comments

64-year-old Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen died last night after reportedly being shot five times in the chest and crashing her car into a pole in Beverly Hills, after attending the Burlesque premiere earlier that evening.  Yeah… so I guess I’ll save the jokes on this one.

“On November 16th 2010 at approximately 12:28 a.m. Beverly Hills police officers received info regarding shots that were heard in the area of Sunset and Whittier, shortly after a collision was reported in the same area. Units arrived and discovered a newer black Mercedes Benz E-350 involved in a solo crash to the light pole. The lone female occupant was located in the vehicle with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to her chest. Beverly Hills paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. The investigation is in the preliminary stages and no further information is available at this time. At this time there is no suspect, info or motive for this crime.”

Chasen began her career as a publicist in 1973, and worked on films such as 1989’s Driving Miss Daisy and 1997’s Lolita.

In February 1993, she was named senior vice president of worldwide publicity at MGM. [THR]

Pardon me for stating the obvious, but that’s terrible.  You see, this is why I only work from home.  First they make you put on pants, and before you know it, all kinds of awful things are happening. You can’t trust those animals out there.

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