Drena De Niro, daughter of actor Robert De Niro, shared the devastating news that her 19-year-old son, Leandro Anthony De Niro-Rodriguez, passed away. She stated on Instagram that he had been sold pills laced with fentanyl, a dangerous substance. Expressing her anger towards those involved in the sale of such drugs, she emphasized the permanent loss of her son.
The exact details of Leandro’s death have not been disclosed publicly. The New York Office of Chief Medical Examiner has not provided further information, and representatives for Robert De Niro have not responded to requests for comment.
Robert De Niro released a statement expressing his distress over the passing of his beloved grandson and appreciating the condolences received. The New York Police Department confirmed that they responded to a call reporting an unconscious male, who was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Drena De Niro expressed her gratitude for the support she has received during this difficult time. Sharing a photo of her late son, she expressed her grief and the overwhelming love and condolences she has received. She acknowledged the pain she is experiencing and conveyed her love for her son, believing that he is now a powerful angel in heaven. She expressed her broken heart and the lasting impact of her loss.
Carlos Mare, Leandro’s father, also shared a touching video of his son and expressed gratitude for the love and support they have received. He described Leandro as a passionate young man who cherished his family, friends, and life.
The tragic death of Leandro Anthony De Niro-Rodriguez serves as a painful reminder of the dangers of illicit substances and the devastating impact they can have on individuals and families. The family continues to mourn their loss and remember the life of their beloved son.