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Ronni Chasen Left Millions of Dollars in Her Will

12/2/2010 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has just obtained a copy of murdered publicist  Ronni Chasen's will and other documents -- which estimate the value of her estate at $6.1 million ... and she intentionally stiffed one of her relatives.

Ronni Chasen Will

In the document, dated June 10, 1994, Ronni left her playbill collection and other memorabilia to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, provided when it's publicly exhibited she gets credit -- "from the collection of Ronni Chasen."

Chasen was charitable, leaving $20,000 to Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Inc., $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation International, $5,000 to Women's Cancer Research Foundation, $5,000 to the American Film Institute, $2,500 to the Gilda Radner Cancer Program and $5,000 to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

According to supporting documents, another will was prepared for Chasen in 2006, but it has not yet been located.  Lawrence Cohen, Chasen's brother who is applying to be the special administrator, says he believes the will may be in a safe deposit box.

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In the 1994 will, Chasen left 3/4 of her estate to her mother, but her mom since died.  Given her mom's death, her niece, Melissa Cohen, gets a huge chunk of money and the charities listed above get a substantial amount of money as well.

And small amounts of money go to Big Sister Volunteers of Los Angeles, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Apparently Chasen did not like one of her nieces much -- she gives $10 to Jill Gatsby, stating, "I have intentionally and with full knowledge of the consequences omitted to provide for my niece, Jill Cohen, also known as Jill Gatsby, except for the gift of $10."

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46.

grace     

Ronni was a self made, hard working woman- by all accounts she was a wonderful person. I worked for an attorney who specialized in wills and many times when a relative was left out of a will or given a dollar amount such as in this case it was because of addiction issues OR they were just a jerk. Who are we to judge how she distributed her money?

1367 days ago
47.

Brian    

I've seen that type will once before. I'm a notary and witnessed a very rich dying man dedicate a scathing section of his will to how much he hated one of his sisters and why the "selfish whore" was not getting a "f'ing nickel"

Hilarious stuff.

1367 days ago
48.

Marilyn    

Hey Ronnie,

You can't take it with you!

What's the point of a high flying Mercedes Benz life if you end up getting murdered by a nobody Hollywood sleaze ball in the gutter? You did somebody very wrong at some point!

1367 days ago
49.

Marilyn    

6 million and so little to charity??
Self centered bietch!

This woman had no love in her life only hate in her dead heart.

1367 days ago
50.

Kevin    

She didn't leave me anything either. What a B*tch!

1367 days ago
51.

Jill Kennedy    

Jill Gatsby only got $10 more dollars than me and I'm not even a relative.

1367 days ago
52.

Sher    

How old are some of you people? Ten?

Name calling someone you didn't even know?

Commenting on what she left or didn't leave a
niece - also someone you don't know!

YOU HAVEN'T A CLUE as to why she didn't leave
a niece more than she did.

And, NEWSFLASH, we can all leave or not leave
anyone anything or nothing. We get a choice!
How about that novelty?

Ms. Chase gave to charities ALL HER LIFE. When's
the last time YOU gave anything?

Judge not lest ye be judged...and it won't be by
those so ignorant in the TMZ comments section.

1367 days ago
53.

Sigh    

Okay, if you don't want to give your niece anything, then don't. But to put that statement and offer her $10 (like she would take it) is just not a nice thing to put in your will. I'm sure she didn't think her death was going to be infamous, now it is and a lot of people will remember her with that statement in her will.

Posted at 1:24 PM on Dec 2, 2010 by Lisa

the reason she left her $10 or any low amount was so the person can't come back and say "oh she just forgot to put me in the will'it's so she can't fight it

1367 days ago
54.

Michelle     

I would like to personally bitch slap all of you who are calling this woman a cheap ass and a bitch for giving thousands of dollars to charity, and it is her own personal decision to disburse her estate and fortune how she wanted to. She was a self made millionaire. LOOK in the mirror and ask yourself when was the last time you donated OR EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT DONATING to Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Inc.,Make-A-Wish Foundation International, Women's Cancer Research Foundation, American Film Institute, Gilda Radner Cancer Program, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Big Sister Volunteers of Los Angeles, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital? - Yea, I didn't think so.

1367 days ago
55.

George210    

her money who care, but she didn't get whacked for no reason.

1367 days ago
56.

BlancheDevereaux    

I would like to personally bitch slap all of you who are calling this woman a cheap ass and a bitch for giving thousands of dollars to charity, and it is her own personal decision to disburse her estate and fortune how she wanted to. She was a self made millionaire. LOOK in the mirror and ask yourself when was the last time you donated OR EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT DONATING to Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Inc.,Make-A-Wish Foundation International, Women's Cancer Research Foundation, American Film Institute, Gilda Radner Cancer Program, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Big Sister Volunteers of Los Angeles, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital? - Yea, I didn't think so.

Posted at 2:01 PM on Dec 2, 2010 by Michelle

after you get your tits out that tangle they're in then tell us when and how much you've donated to any of those organizations.

1367 days ago
57.

lms    

i'd wipe my ass crack with that $10 bill and stick it to her headstone.

1367 days ago
58.

Heidi    

So you read a couple of gossip pieces and now you know her? She was murdered! What business is it of ANYONE who she left her money too? Has the thought crossed anyones mind that maybe she contributed to charity on a regular basis while she was alive? Oh, and how about this ... It's none of your freaking business! The simple minds of the online "community" never cease to amaze me!

1367 days ago
59.

barb    

PEOPLE..... She legally had to mention her niece and leave her something, or the girl could have contested the will and got an equal share. Now the girl will get $10.00 and she cannot contest the will.

1366 days ago
60.

dd    

Couldn't she have stated that her neice is to receive nothing isn't that ok?

1366 days ago
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