Shocking News: Robert De Niro’s Grandson Leandro Dies at 19

Tragedy struck the family of renowned actor Robert De Niro as news emerged of the sudden passing of his beloved grandson, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, at the young age of 19. The devastating news was first shared in a statement by De Niro himself, expressing his deep distress and gratitude for the condolences received. He also made a heartfelt plea for privacy during this difficult time to mourn the loss of his grandson.

Drena De Niro, the eldest child of Robert De Niro, also expressed her profound grief in a statement to Fox News Digital. In an emotional tribute on Instagram, Drena shared her immense love for her son and the immeasurable shock and sadness that came with his untimely departure. She described him as her joy, heart, and everything pure and real in her life. Drena, along with artist Carlos Mare, had the privilege of being Leandro’s parents.

Robert De Niro adopted his daughter Drena while married to first wife Diahnne Abbott. (Gregg DeGuire Gregg DeGuire/JB Lacroix)

According to the New York City police, Leandro was found unconscious and unresponsive at an address on Wall Street, where the Cipriani Club Residences are located. Emergency medical services pronounced him deceased at the scene. As the medical examiner’s office works to determine the cause of death, the family is left grappling with the devastating loss of a young life that had recently celebrated its 19th birthday.

Drena, who was adopted by De Niro during his marriage to her mother, actress Diahnne Abbott, has carved her own path in the entertainment industry as an actress and filmmaker. She had the opportunity to work alongside her son on three projects, including the critically acclaimed film “A Star is Born.”

The heartbreaking news has resonated deeply with the public, and numerous celebrities have offered their condolences and support to Drena through social media. Supermodel Naomi Campbell expressed her heartbreak and offered her love and prayers to Drena during this unimaginable time of loss. Film producer Lee Daniels and musician Lenny Kravitz also extended their deepest sympathies, acknowledging the profound sorrow that words cannot adequately convey.


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