Robert De Niro’s 19-Year-Old Grandson Passes Away

Family Statement

The family has announced the tragic passing of Robert De Niro’s 19-year-old grandson, Leandro Anthony De Niro-Rodriguez. In a heartfelt statement, Robert De Niro expressed his deep distress and sorrow over the loss of his beloved grandson. The family expressed their gratitude for the condolences received and kindly requested privacy during this difficult time to mourn the loss of Leo.

The New York City Police Department reported that De Niro-Rodriguez was discovered unconscious on Sunday, just after 2:20 p.m., at 55 Wall St. in lower Manhattan. Despite the efforts of emergency medical personnel, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death has not been disclosed and will be determined by the office of the chief medical examiner.

Death Cause Unknown

Although the NYPD initially stated that De Niro-Rodriguez was 18 years old, a representative for Robert De Niro confirmed that he was 19. Drena De Niro, De Niro’s daughter and the mother of De Niro-Rodriguez, shared her immeasurable shock and sadness in a statement provided to NBC News. She expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support, while also requesting privacy to cope with this inconsolable grief.

De Niro Tribute

Drena De Niro posted a touching tribute to her son on Instagram, describing him as her beautiful sweet angel. She expressed her unconditional love for him since the moment she felt him in her belly, acknowledging him as her joy and the embodiment of all that was pure and real in her life. She pledged to carry on, spreading the love and light that he made her feel by being his mother, despite the immense pain of living without him.

Celebrities offered their condolences in the comments section of Drena De Niro’s social media post. Andy Cohen from Bravo expressed his sadness and sent his love, while Rosie Perez assured the family of her presence and support during this difficult time. Victoria Gotti, a former reality television star, reminisced about De Niro-Rodriguez’s playful and amicable nature during his youth, emphasizing his character as an amazing young man. Gotti also commended Drena De Niro for being a great and involved mother.

According to an IMDb page, De Niro-Rodriguez was an aspiring actor who had appeared in films such as “A Star Is Born” and “Cabaret Maxime.” In May, Robert De Niro, who is 79 years old, had shared with Entertainment Tonight Canada that he had welcomed his seventh child.

It is a truly heartbreaking loss, and our thoughts and condolences go out to the entire De Niro family during this incredibly difficult time.

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