Hundreds of family, friends, associates and well-wishers attended the publicist’s Los Angeles funeral on Sunday [21].

Ronni Chasen’s brother, the screenwriter Larry Cohen, addressed mourners at the Hillside Memorial Park And Mortuary and spoke movingly of her intelligence, warmth and dry wit.

Cohen recalled how as children in New York the pair would visit the cinema on weekends and he would carry his sister home when she grew tired.

Composer Hans Zimmer, whom Chasen had steered towards several Academy Award nominations (he won in 1995 for The Lion King), said Chasen had become a member of his family.

Chasen’s longtime friend and colleague Jeff Sanderson was one several others who commemorated her life and said the late publicist was his best friend and would never be forgotten.

Lili Zanuck, publicists Kathie Berlin, Vivian Nayer-Siskind and Heidi Schaeffer and Rabbi David Baron all addressed the audience.

Attendees included Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy and fellow producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and a host of agents and studio executives from Sony’s Amy Pascal and Jeff Blake to Joe Roth.

Sony Pictures staged a memorial event on the Sony lot co-hosted by the major studios immediately after the event.

Friends and colleagues gathered last week in Los Angeles and New York to pay their respects following Chasen’s murder. The 64-year-old veteran died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the early hours of Tuesday morning [16] after she was found in her car in a residential Beverly Hills street with five gunshot wounds to the chest.

Police continue to investigate the crime and the Palm Springs International Film festival has offered a $100,000 to anybody with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.