Renowned sex therapist Lora Somoza, who rose to prominence as the girlfriend of Sopranos star James Gandolfini, has died at the age of 51 in a tragic accident. Ironically, Gandolfini himself died in 2013 from a massive heart attack at the age of 51 as well. A recent report published by The Sun revealed that Lora Theresa Somoza died in a freak accident on July 5, 2020, at her mother Candace’s home in Los Angeles.
The news of Somoza’s tragic death adds to the list of celebrities and eminent personalities associated with the “Sopranos”, whom we have lost in the past. Recently, Val Bisoglio, who played Murf Lopo in the classic cult TV series, passed away at the age of 95. In December 2019, fans were hit hard by the news of Johnny Valiant’s fatal truck crash. The WWE Hall of Famer also played a small role in “The Sopranos” series. Lora Somoza’s name has started to circulate again as James Gandolfini’s son Michael plays a young Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos” prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark,” airing on HBO Max.
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How did Lora Somoza die?
Lora Somoza is said to have died in her mother’s swimming pool, after having accidentally slipped and fallen on the sidewalk, and severely hit her head. His body was later found in the pool.
In the early 2000s, the affair between James Gandolfini and Lora Somoza was the subject of tabloid gossip due to the scandals and rumors surrounding it. Gandolfini, who tried out the role of Tony Soprano in the award-winning HBO series, was married to his second wife Deborah from 2008 until his death in 2013. Before meeting her, Gandolfini had a romantic relationship with Lora Somoza, a renowned sex therapist. show host.
Somoza and Gandolfini first met on the set of “The Mexican” with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, where Gandolfini was an actor and Somoza was a production assistant. They fell in love and got engaged in 2003. However, the happiness was short-lived for the two as they finally broke up two years later. But, it was soon discovered that they never got over each other and reconnected while Gandolfini was married to Deborah Lin.
“What happened to her relationship with James was such a sad thing because they were both so in love with each other. They were just madly in love when they were together. It was kind of like a ‘soul mate. Even at the end of their relationship, even when they broke up, they were still in love with each other. They just couldn’t get over some things. What they wanted as a team wasn’t the same, that’s really what separated them, ”shared astrologer Zoe, who was close acquaintance with Lora and even collaborated with her on podcasts and radio shows.
Zoe shared more never-before-seen secrets about Somoza and Gandolfini’s tragic love story. “Lora was ready to have kids and James wasn’t, so they made an intellectual decision to go their separate ways. The irony is that she continued to be in a relationship where she couldn’t have them. have and he went to a relationship where it was just mind boggling and really, really hard for Lora. They both had very short lives after their split so I wish they could have found a way to stay together. “
In a conversation with The Sun, Zoe revealed that Somoza didn’t start practicing sex therapy until after her much-publicized separation from James Gandolfini. Her show “Between the Sheets with Lora Somoza” was a huge success and propelled her to the forefront of the industry.
Every year on June 19, the date of Gandolfini’s death, Somoza shared heartbreaking articles about him, fondly recalling the good times they had together. However, her last commemorative message was on June 19, 2020, just a month before her own death.
“She was at her parents’ house and she slipped, hit her head and drowned in the pool. Her mother found her, it was horrible. A terrible accident,” Zoe recalls of her dead.
“She was incredibly smart and very witty, which is why she did so well with her podcast shows. She was beautiful and had a great sense of humor, which is just a great combination,” she said. added about her late friend.