“His passing is a deep loss for us and for all who knew him and who were blessed by his generosity, passion and sense of humor,” Soria’s family said in a statement. “He was deeply committed to the movie industry’s power to heal the world and shine a spotlight on injustice. His contributions and friendship were immense; he was a fighter whom we loved deeply.”
Soria was most recently elected president in 2019, and was half-way through his three-year term.
Born in Argentina, Soria moved to Italy at a young age. He started out as a journalist for Italian newsweekly L’Espresso and has been working for Italian newspaper