The Tragic Death Of Lorina Kamburova

While actor Lorina Kamburova was born and raised in Bulgaria (and the bulk of her work, excluding a few films, was in Bulgarian), fans of American horror films are undoubtedly familiar with the actor, as she is probably best known for her role in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film "Leatherface."

By all accounts, Kamburova was serious about her craft. She studied acting at Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, according to We Got This Covered. Kamburova was more than a horror actor, though, and made appearances in a few Russian comedies, per the outlet. She was also part of a singing duo, Ross 'N Lorina, per The Focus. Additionally, she did a TEDx Talk titled "Writing Your Own Fairytale," in which she answered questions like, "How do we find out who we want to become in life? Is it we who make those conscious decisions or is it our experiences that shape our ultimate life choices?" 

Sadly, Kamburova's promising career and young life was cut tragically short when she died at the age of 29 in May. Here's what we know.

Lorina Kamburova died too young

It might feel like the world is finally getting back to normal, but there are daily reminders that the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much a part of our day-to-day lives. One such reminder was the sad news that Lorina Kamburova died from COVID-19 complications in May. Kamburova's official cause of death has been reported as bilateral pneumonia, which she contracted after falling ill with COVID-19 months earlier, per We Got This Covered.

Her U.K.-based talent agency, Core Management, broke the news. "Utterly devastated to share the passing of our beautiful client and friend Lorina Kamburova," they wrote in a May 27 tweet. "Cannot even find the words. An incredible young talent, lost far too soon. Our love and condolences to her friends and family, she inspired and energized everybody she ever met."

Sadly, Kamburova is just one of many celebrities who died from complications of the COVID-19 virus in the past year, including Alber Elbaz and Linda Torres.