In a heartbreaking turn of events, Robert De Niro’s grandson, Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez, has passed away at the tender age of 19, leaving the renowned actor deeply shaken. The 79-year-old Hollywood veteran expressed his sorrow while expressing his gratitude for the condolences received, emphasizing the need for privacy during this difficult time.
The devastating news of Leandro’s passing was announced by his mother, Drena De Niro, 51, who happens to be the eldest of De Niro’s seven children. In a statement shared with the PA news agency, De Niro expressed his anguish, saying: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo.” He continued, “We are very grateful for everyone’s condolences. We ask that we be given privacy to mourn the loss of Leo.”
The exact cause of Leandro’s untimely death remains unknown, adding to the family’s grief and bewilderment. Leandro’s mother, in an emotional Instagram post, shared her struggle with the overwhelming loss, saying: “I don’t know how to live without you, but I will try to carry on and spread the love and light you gave me. feel when you become your mother.” Furthermore, she expressed her deep love for her son and regretted that love alone could not have saved him.
Leandro, born to Drena De Niro and artist Carlos Mare, had also ventured into acting. He was credited on three projects, including 2005’s “The Collection” and 2018’s “Cabaret Maxime” and “A Star Is Born,” all of which featured his mother alongside him.
As the family mourns the tragic loss of Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez, they navigate deep sadness and seek solace in the support and condolences they have received. Robert De Niro, an iconic figure in the film industry, urges the public and media to respect his privacy during this challenging period of mourning.
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