Brent Shapiro This is the first picture released of BRENT SHAPIRO - Paris' close pal who died last year from an ecstasy overdose. The anniversary of his tragic death is thought to have sparked the star's shock reconciliation with Nicole Richie last week. Their born-again friendship was sealed during an emotional October 9 visit to Hillside Memorial Park where Paris wrote a note of remembrance. It read: "Brent, I love you. Miss you and want you to know that I am here today to show you I care and think of you! I love you, Paris". Nicole also paid her respects saying: "It is the one year anniversary of the death of a dear friend of mine. Brent Shapiro was a saint. I often thought he was too perfect to even be on this earth. "I have faith that he is in a better place. But I ask of all of you to stop, take a look at your life, and value how truly lucky you all are. "Tell someone you love them, even if you think they already know. Life is short. Take it in. Peace and Love. xx"