Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen may have been murdered due to a business deal gone bad, according to an email sent to Nikki Finke by journalist Allison Hope Weiner.
Chasen was shot multiple times on her way home from a movie premiere on November 16, and the details of the case keep getting weirder. Suspect Harold Martin Smith killed himself as the police were closing in, and it’s been revealed he talked about receiving $10,000 for the hit on Chasen. Yesterday her road rage was thought to provoke the shooting, and now it looks carefully planned.
It’s also been revealed that Chasen’s estate is valued at $6 million, included jewels, furs, paintings by Picasso and David Hockney and was in talks to update her will as recently as September.
We’ll update as reports from L.A. are published.