Robert De Niro ‘deeply saddened’ by grandson Leandro’s death

  • Robert De Niro has thanked fans for their condolences following the death of his grandson Leandro.
  • The 79-year-old actor said he was “deeply saddened” by the 19-year-old’s death.
  • Leandro’s mother, Drena De Niro, announced the news on Instagram on Sunday.

Robert De Niro says he is “deeply saddened” by the death of his 19-year-old grandson, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez.

The 79-year-old actor said in a statement on Monday People: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo. We greatly appreciate everyone’s condolences. We ask that we please be granted privacy as we grieve Leo’s passing.”

Leandro was the son of De Niro’s older daughter, Drena De Niro, and artist Carlos Rodríguez.

The New York City Police Department told Insider that officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday and found an unconscious male at 55 Wall Street, who was later pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Drena also provided a statement to People, saying: “It is with extreme shock and sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved son Leo. We thank you for your love and support and ask that you take us through this time of process.” be given privacy.” This inconsolable sorrow.”

Drena first announced Leandro’s death in an Instagram post on Sunday evening.

She wrote, “I don’t know how I will live without you, but I will try to move on and spread the love and light that you made me feel when I became my mother.” “You were deeply loved and appreciated and I wish that love could only save you. I am so sorry my baby, I am so sorry @carlosmare. Rest in peace and eternal heaven my dear boy.”

Leandro was an actor like his grandfather and his mother, starring briefly in “A Star is Born,” “Cabaret Maxim” and “The Collection.”

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