Actor Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, Grandson of Robert De Niro, Found Dead at 19
Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, the 19-year-old grandson of legendary actor Robert De Niro, has tragically passed away, according to TMZ. He was discovered dead in a chair inside a New York City apartment on Sunday afternoon, according to sources in the law enforcement community. Since there were no obvious indications of foul play, the precise cause of his death is still unknown. A worried friend who had not heard from Leandro in a few days and decided to inquire about his well-being learned of his passing.
On Sunday night, Drena De Niro, Leandro’s mother, posted on Instagram to announce the heartbreaking news and express her profound sorrow. She penned a poignant tribute in which she spoke of her son’s unwavering devotion and the great
In the entertainment business, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez had already made a reputation for himself. He starred in the 2018 movie “A Star is Born,” as the son of Bradley Cooper’s character George “Noodles” Stone (played by Dave Chappelle), who was a close friend. Leandro also appeared in the movie “Cabaret Maxime” that same year.
Following his marriage to Diahnne Abbott in 1976, Robert De Niro adopted Drena De Niro. Carlos Rodriguez, a visual artist, was Leandro’s father.
Law enforcement sources claim that Leandro’s death is currently being looked at as a possible overdose. He was house-sitting at the time, it was learned, and narcotics and drug paraphernalia were found close to his body.
In a statement made on Monday, Robert De Niro expressed his profound sorrow over the passing of his cherished grandson, Leo. He thanked everyone for their condolences and gently asked for space so that his family could grieve their tragic loss in peace.