QUIET RIOT singer Kevin Dubrow fiancée Lori Lee Samson has released the following statement regarding the vocalist's passing at the end of November at the age of 52:
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt sorrow and loss of my dear friend and companion, Kevin Dubrow, who passed away suddenly this past week.
"I would like to share with all of you, who are also feeling this great loss, a few memories that I will forever cherish. Our relationship was a beautiful and very special one, who no one can ever replace or belittle. Our feelings were genuine, filled with love, respect and admiration for one another. Our last weeks together were filled with laughter, happiness and intimate moments.
"Celebrating his birthday in New Orleans, enjoying a wonderful meal at K-Paul's Louisana Kitchen, which I will never forget the mean snapping turtle soup.
"Then we continued our celebration in Vegas at the Palms where there was the incident with the lobster. He had everyone laughing with his great sense of humor.
"Our second year anniversary was one of many romantic evenings that we shared together. His love for food and fine dining was a passion we shared.
"It hurts to think he will not be at my door picking me up to sweep me away to yet another adventure. It saddens my heart to know he will never be there for me when I feel sad to make me laugh. It brings me to tears that we can not share our lives together anymore, but our love will never die. His memory will live on with me close to my heart.
"I share with all of you the sorrow you feel with the loss of such a wonderful, charming and loving man and talented musician. He will be greatly missed and my heart reaches out to those who will also miss him and his smile."
To watch a video interview with Lori Lee Samson about Kevin DuBrow's death, click here.
According to Lori Lee Samson's biography, she is "a talented and award-winning business professional in the beauty industry. She developed her expertise in customer service, sales and training. Her winning formula is a combination of her eye for detail, exceptional taste level and communication skills. Although Lori's charm leaves an everlasting impression, it is her positive kindhearted nature that conveys her true sincerity to each person she meets.
"Born in Los Angeles, California, Lori began as a child actress at the age of 6 and became a member of the Screen Children's Guild. Lori was an up-and-coming talent closely watched. She found her character, stuck to it and was so convincing and amazingly professional. In the following years, Lori attended the Tami Lynn's Acting Academy, taking acting classes and appeared in 100 motion pictures, television shows, theatrical works and performed stunts for Stunts Unlimited. Discovered by famed modeling agent Nina Blanchard, the modeling work came quickly and she appeared in many television commercials, magazines and catalogs. She then decided to transfer her background of theatrics and modeling into the beauty industry. Showing self-assurance and a clear vision of personal goals from an early age, Lori started working in many top salons/spas in Los Angeles as a manicurist determined to learn everything about the beauty business. After moving to Las Vegas, she opened each major beauty spa/salon (MGM, the Amp Salon at the Palms Hotel & Casino, Christophe at the MGM Resort and finally at the Five Diamond and Star rated Wynn Las Vegas).
"She is known for her outstanding presentation and leadership skills and recognized for her ability to increase customer retention rates with her excellent client communication techniques. Adept at penetrating new markets and establishing successful business programs, Lori is also a consultant for corporate executives who understand that knowledge and understanding of trends drive new business.
"Lori, an avid sports fan, is developing a daily sports news program that she will host, providing for both women and men daily sports information, gaming news and tips for their desired sporting events."
For photos of Lori and Kevin, as well as pictures of Lori with other celebrities, click here.