Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies

  • FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2015 file photo, celebrity publicist Nanci Ryder, center, appears with actresses Angie Harmon, from left, Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox and Renee Zellweger, right, at the 2015 ALS Walk in Los Angeles. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2015 file photo, celebrity publicist Nanci Ryder, center, appears with actresses Angie Harmon, from left, Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox and Renee Zellweger, right, at the 2015 ALS Walk in Los Angeles. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014 file photo, actress Reese Witherspoon, right, and her publicist Nanci Ryder pose for a photo at the Los Angeles Walk To Defeat ALS as part of "Team Nanci," formed in support of  Ryder who was diagnosed with ALS. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014 file photo, actress Reese Witherspoon, right, and her publicist Nanci Ryder pose for a photo at the Los Angeles Walk To Defeat ALS as part of "Team Nanci," formed in support of Ryder who was diagnosed with ALS. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this March 5, 2006 file photo, Reese Witherspoon, nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a leading role for her work in "Walk the Line," arrives for the 78th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, as her publicist Nanci Ryder, left, looks on.  Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67.

    FILE - In this March 5, 2006 file photo, Reese Witherspoon, nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a leading role for her work in "Walk the Line," arrives for the 78th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, as her publicist Nanci Ryder, left, looks on. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. Associated Press

  • In this Feb. 29, 2004 file photo, actress Renee Zellweger, center, holds her Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in "Cold Mountain" at the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Her publicist, Nanci Ryder, appears at right. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67.

    In this Feb. 29, 2004 file photo, actress Renee Zellweger, center, holds her Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in "Cold Mountain" at the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Her publicist, Nanci Ryder, appears at right. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, Nanci Ryder attends the The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close friends to such stars as Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015, file photo, Nanci Ryder attends the The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close friends to such stars as Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles. She was 67. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/12/2020 9:15 AM

Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations, has died of Lou Gehrig's disease in Los Angeles

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