LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer was honored Wednesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he used the unveiling to remember his publicist, Ronni Chasen, who was slain in November.
Zimmer told the crowd, which included “Inception” director Christopher Nolan, that he had known Chasen since he worked on the music for the 1989 movie “Driving Miss Daisy.”
“She approached me about a star and I was against it until she convinced me that I deserved it and that my mother, who passed away a year ago, would have loved it,” he said. “I wish to dedicate my star to my mother and to my great friend Ronni.”
Chasen, 64, was fatally shot early Nov. 16 as she drove through Beverly Hills after attending the premiere of the movie “Burlesque” and a party.
Zimmer’s many credits include “The Lion King,” “Batman Begins,” “Inception” and “How Do You Know,” a romantic comedy being released this month.
Zimmer also thanked his family for putting up with his work.
“I know it is no picnic,” he said.
He also saluted his Hollywood collaborators.
“I get to work with filmmakers and craftsmen. This star is a great honor not just for me but for all composers,” he said.
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