Thompson on Hollywood

The Wrap has published a report on the closed case of publicist Ronni Chasen's death. The Beverly Hills Police confirmed that she was killed by a gun stolen from a police officer. Chasen was killed on November 16 on Sunset Boulevard while driving home from the premiere afterparty for Burlesque.

Her passing was mourned by many in Hollywood. I still feel a chill when I pass her old apartment building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, or the corner of Whittier and Sunset, where police are convinced that ex-convict Harold Smith shot Chasen four (not five) times; he shot himself to death on December 1st. Police insist that Chasen was not the victim of a hit.