The De Niro family is mourning the loss of their 19-year-old, Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez. Having acted in 2005’s “The Collection,” and 2018’s “Cabaret Maxime” and “A Star Is Born.”, the young man died on July 2, 2023, Leandro was the son of Drena De Niro, Robert De Niro’s daughter from his first marriage to Diahnne Abbott. He was also the half-brother of actor Julian De Niro. This article will explore the details of Leandro’s death, and the tributes that have been paid to him since his passing.
What do we know about Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez’s death?
Robert De Niro’s 19-year-old grandson Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday afternoon. A friend who had not heard from him in a few days went to check on him and found him unconscious. Emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.The cause of death has not been announced, but police said it is being investigated as a possible drug overdose. Law enforcement authorities found drugs and drug paraphernalia near Leandro’s body.
The office of the chief medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death. In a statement given to NBC News, Drena De Niro said: “It is with immeasurable shock and sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved son Leo. We thank you for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we are given privacy at this time to process this inconsolable grief.”
“I’m deeply distressed by the passing of my beloved grandson. We’re greatly appreciative of the condolences from everyone. We ask that we please be given privacy to grieve our loss of Leo.”Robert De Niro
What was Drena De Niro’s tribute to her “darling boy”?
“My beautiful sweet angel . I have loved you beyond words or description from the moment I felt you in my belly,” posted Drena on her Instagram as a tribute to Leandro. “You have been my joy my heart and all that was ever pure and real in my life . I wish I was with you right now. I wish I was with you . I don’t know how to live without you but I’ll try to go on and spread the love and light that you so made me feel in getting to be your mama.” The 51-year-old actress continued the heartfelt message to her late son, “You were so deeply loved and appreciated and I wish that love alone could have saved you. I’m so sorry my baby.”