Map of El Gouera on M.and was on his way to pick up his dog at a friend's house when he was confronted on the street by some black men. After a brief argument, Stohn was shot once in the forehead in front of 950 N.La Salle Street across from the Henrotin Hospital on the city's Near North Side.
Stohn's empty wallet was found at the scene, but in their haste to leave the robbers had no time to search his clothing. On September 16, 1980, what would have been the producer's 59th birthday, two dozen of Stohn's closest friends including comedienne Phyllis Diller and Sun- Times columnist Irv Kupcinet (whose daughter, Karyn Kupcinet (see entry) was also a murder victim) remembered him at a tribute held at the Drury Lane Theatre.
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Announced at the event was the establishment of a memorial fund in Stohn's Stohn 304 name to benefit off? Loop theatres in the Chicago area.
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