On Wednesday, news broke that reality TV star Loredana Nesci died in her home in Redondo Beach, California. Police were called to the scene and upon arriving, found Ms. Nesci on the floor, suffering from an apparent stab wound. Emergency workers pronounced her dead at the scene. She was only 47 and had so much left to give.
Here’s what we know. Police were called to Nesci’s home in the early hours of the morning after being called by live in partner, Robert Reagan, 51. The man had called claiming an incident had occurred in the household, but when they arrived at 7:20 a.m. they found Loredana Nesci dead inside the residence. Los Angeles’ ABC 7 reports that the officers who arrived on the scene quickly came to the conclusion that “foul play” was involved. Nesci’s boyfriend, Reagan, was arrested shortly thereafter in connection with the case, though exactly what pointed to his direct involvement is still unclear.
Nesci was a former Los Angeles Police Department Officer who eventually went to law school. Later, her attributes as a lawyer led her to land a deal with Sundance Channel. In 2014, she starred in six hour-long episodes of Loredana Esq, which followed her career as a lawyer helping average people to overcome obstacles. Her personal life occasionally came into the picture on that series, and she sometimes had on-air arguments with Reagan concerning their relationship and lifestyles. At the time, it seemed like little more than added depth for the reality program, but now, it seems like a warning sign of some serious problems within the relationship.
Reports from the scene indicate the couple argued a lot. They also had a young son together, although he was not present when the tragic altercation occurred. Given the high profile nature of the case and the severity of it, news should steadily trickle out over the next few months. Regardless of how the added details may color the picture, Loredana Nesci's death is a tragedy for her family, her friends and most especially for her child.
Sometimes it's hard to remember that reality stars really are human beings like everyone else, and while what we see may often seem larger than life, the performers are subject to the same ups, downs and sadly, sometimes demises as the rest of us. What happens off the air isn't scripted, and it sometimes doesn't end in the happiest of ways. Thankfully, Nesci was able to help a lot of people throughout her career as both a litigator and officer of the law, and our sincerest thoughts go out to everyone who was touched by her life. She will be missed.
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