Ronni Chasen, a Hollywood publicist who was recently killed in Beverly Hills, had before her death worked with studio 20th Century Fox on a supporting actor Oscar campaign for Michael Douglas for his performance in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".
Douglas, 66, has won one Oscar for acting. He took home the Academy Award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for his performance as financial tycoon Gordon Gekko in the original 1987 film "Wall Street". The actor's spokesperson confirmed his connection to Chasen to the Associated Press.
Police are currently investigating the slaying of the 64-year-old woman, who was gunned down as she drove through the posh Los Angeles neighborhood after attending the premiere of "Burlesque" a new film starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. Chasen was found early on Tuesday morning with five gunshots in her chest.
She has also worked with actors such as Steve Martin and Morgan Freeman, who called her "someone I greatly admired".
"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", was directed by Oliver Stone and also stars Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan. The film has made more than $127 million worldwide since it was released on September 24.