Robert De Niro Breaks Silence on Death of Grandson Leandro

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Robert De Niro broke his silence on the loss of life of his 19-year-old grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez.

“I’m deeply distressed by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo,” De Niro, 79, instructed Us Weekly in an announcement on Monday, July 3. “We’re tremendously appreciative of the condolences from everybody. We ask that we please be given privateness to grieve our lack of Leo.”

Leandro was the son of Robert’s eldest daughter, Drena De Niro, whom the Irishman actor adopted whereas he was married to Diahnne Abbott. Drena, 51, welcomed Leandro with artist Carlos Mare in 2004. Shortly after the information broke, Drena responded to the help she and her household have acquired following the tragic loss.

“It’s with immeasurable shock and disappointment that we are saying goodbye to our beloved son Leo,” she stated in an announcement to Us on Monday. “We thanks for the outpouring of affection and help and ask that we’re given privateness at the moment to course of this inconsolable grief.”

Drena introduced the information of Leandro’s loss of life on Sunday, July 2, in a touching tribute put up.

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“My stunning candy angel. I’ve liked you past phrases or description from the second I felt you in my stomach. You’ve gotten been my pleasure my coronary heart and all that was ever pure and actual in my life,” she wrote by way of Instagram on the time, alongside a photograph of {the teenager}. “I want I used to be with you proper now. I want I used to be with you.”

Robert De Niro Breaks His Silence on the Death of His Grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez

Drena De Niro and Leandro De Niro Rodriguez
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She continued: “I don’t know how you can dwell with out you however I’ll attempt to go on and unfold the love and light-weight that you just so made me really feel in attending to be your mama. You have been so deeply liked and appreciated and I want that love alone might have saved you 😞.”

Mare, for his half, honored their late son within the feedback of Drena’s put up.

“😢 My expensive Drena … phrases aren’t sufficient to precise the enjoyment he gave us or the loss we now endure with our households and buddies. He’s Godschild now. 🙏🏼,” Mare commented on Instagram. “On this full moon his spirit luminates what couldn’t be seen at the hours of darkness. You’ll be able to’t spell LOVE with out LEO 👼💔💔.”

Earlier than his passing, Leandro was following in his mom and grandfather’s footsteps as he pursued a profession in performing. {The teenager} appeared in a number of roles alongside Drena together with the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born, 2005’s The Assortment and 2018’s Cabaret Maxime.