Hans Zimmer gets Hollywood star
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he used the unveiling to remember his publicist, Ronni Chasen, who was shot dead in November.
Hans told the crowd, which included Inception director Christopher Nolan, that he had known Ronni 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."
Ronnii, 64, was fatally shot on November 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.
He also thanked his family for putting up with his work. "I know it is no picnic," he said.
And he saluted his Hollywood collaborators. "I get to work with filmmakers and craftsmen. This star is a great honour not just for me but for all composers," he said.