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Beverly Hills Publicist Leaves Millions

Murdered publicist Ronni Chasen left a will doling out an estate valued at an estimated $6.1 million.

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In documents obtained by "Extra" from 1994, Chasen left a substantial amount of her assets to charity -- $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 TMZ, the publicist may have had another will drafted in 2006, but it has not been located. Her brother, Lawrence Cohen, says it could be in a safe deposit box.

Besides leaving money to charity, Chasen left 3/4 of her estate to her mother, who has since passed, so her niece Melissa Cohen with get a substantial part of the estate.

It seems that the Hollywood publicist wasn't as fond of her other niece, Jill Cohen, leaving her a paltry $10. "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," Chasen wrote.

A person of interest in Chasen's murder fatally shot himself Wednesday after being confronted by detectives in a Hollywood hotel lobby. Chasen was found dead last month in her Mercedes-Benz in Beverly Hills after being shot execution style.