Vanity Fair's Dominick Dunne Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

by guestofaguest · August 26, 2009

The Society crime writer passed away hours ago after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

Dominick Dunne, who has been in court for some of the biggest celebrity trials including the O.J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, the Menedez brothers, and Phil Spector was a mainstay at Vanity Fair Magazine. The fact that he personally knew many of the people he wrote about set Dunne apart from other crime writers.[Via CNN]

More photos of Dunne out on the society circuit below...

Jay McInerney, Anne Hearst, Dominick Dunne. "The Good Life" book party. 1/31/06

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Dominick Dunne, Griffin Dunne. "The Duchess" premiere 9/10/08

Dominick Dunne, Anna Scott, George Hamilton. Vanity Fair Oscar Party 3/5/06

Patricia Clarkson, Dominick Dunne

Ana Luisa Herrera, ?, ?, Dominick Dunne, Carolina Herrera, Jr. Carolina Herrera Fall '06 Fashion Show

Andre Balazs, Dominick Dunne. Screening of "The Hoax" 3/22/07

Dominick Dunne, Carey Lowell, Richard Gere

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Martha Stewart, Dominick Dunne