The LA Times is reporting that around 6 PM Wednesday, as Beverly Hills police were serving a search warrant at the Harvey Apartments on a man suspected to be connected to the slaying of publicist Ronni Chasen, the man shot himself. The identity of the man and the nature of his connection to Chasen were not reported. UPDATE: The Wrap uncovers more details.
The news started to circulate Wednesday night as guests read their smart phones at a Twentieth Century Fox party atop the Thomson Hotel as they celebrated the films Black Swan, Love & Other Drugs, 127 Hours and Conviction with studio co-chairman Tom Rothman, Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Darren Aronofsky and Danny Boyle in attendance. It was the kind of award season party that Chasen would have happily been working. She is missed.