In a heartbreaking incident, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, the 19-year-old grandson of legendary actor Robert De Niro, has passed away.
Law enforcement sources have confirmed to a news source that Leandro was discovered lifeless in a chair inside a New York City apartment on Sunday afternoon. There were no apparent signs indicating the cause of his untimely demise.
It was a concerned friend who, after not hearing from him for a few days, made the grim discovery while checking on him.
Expressing her profound grief, Leandro’s mother, Drena De Niro, took to Instagram on Sunday night to confirm the devastating news. In a heartfelt tribute, she wrote:
“My beloved and sweet angel, words cannot capture the depth of my love for you, from the moment I felt your presence in my womb. You have been my joy, my heart, and the embodiment of everything pure and genuine in my life. I wish I could be by your side right now.”
He continued, “I wish I could be with you. I don’t know how to go on without you, but I will strive to carry on and spread the love and light that you brought into my life as your mother. You were cherished and loved beyond measure, and I wish that love alone could have saved you. 😞Rest in Peace, my darling boy, may you find eternal paradise.”
Leandro De Niro made his mark in the entertainment industry with his appearances in notable films. He had a role in the critically acclaimed 2018 movie, “A Star is Born,” where he portrayed the son of George “Noodles” Stone, played by Dave Chappelle, who was the best friend of Bradley Cooper’s character. Leandro also showcased his talent in the film “Cabaret Maxime” in the same year.
Drena De Niro, who was adopted by Robert De Niro in 1976 following his marriage to Diahnne Abbott, is Leandro’s mother. Leandro’s father was the artist Carlos Rodriguez.
Leandro’s sudden departure at such a tender age is a profound loss that will be deeply felt. May he rest in peace.