Lorenzo Soria Dies: Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Was 68

Lorenzo Soria, who was in his third nonconsecutive term as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Golden Globe Awards, died today at his home in Los Angeles, He was 68.

The Argentina-born, Italy-raised Soria was elected HFPA president in June 2019, following stints in the top post from 2003-05 and 2015-17. He served as its chairman in 2013-14.

Here is the HFPA’s statement on his death:

Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Friday, August 7, according to a member of his family.

Soria was born in Argentina but grew up in Italy, where he was an editor of the prestigious Italian news weekly, L’Espresso.  Since 1982 he has lived in Los Angeles, where he continued to work for L’Espresso and for the daily La Stampa. He covered politics, technology, society and other topics but what he loved most were his interviews with Hollywood talent and reporting about trends and changes in the film and television industry.  Lorenzo has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 1989 and served in the administration for over 25 years. He has been President most recently since 2019, a position he also held from 2003-2005, and 2015-2017.

Lorenzo was a beloved member of the entertainment industry and the Hollywood community and will be sorely missed. He was 68 years old.

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