Robert De Niro’s Grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez Dead at Age 19

Robert De Niro‘s daughter Drena De Niro paid tribute to her son, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, following his dying at age 19.

“My lovely candy angel. I’ve beloved you past phrases or description from the second I felt you in my stomach. You have got been my pleasure my coronary heart and all that was ever pure and actual in my life,” Drena, 51, wrote through Instagram on Sunday, July 2, alongside a photograph of {the teenager}. “I want I used to be with you proper now. I want I used to be with you.”

Her caption continued: “I don’t know tips on how to dwell with out you however I’ll attempt to go on and unfold the love and lightweight that you just so made me really feel in attending to be your mama. You had been so deeply beloved and appreciated and I want that love alone may have saved you 😞.”

Drena shared her son with artist Carlos Mare, who she included in her emotional assertion. “I’m so sorry my child, I’m so sorry @carlosmare 😢💔. Relaxation in Peace and Everlasting Paradise my darling boy 🙏🏽💔💔💔💔💔🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️,” she wrote.

Mare left a considerate tribute of his personal within the feedback part, writing, “😢 My expensive Drena… phrases aren’t sufficient to precise the enjoyment he gave us or the loss we now endure with our households and pals. He’s Godschild now. 🙏🏼 On this full moon his spirit luminates what couldn’t be seen in the dead of night. You possibly can’t spell LOVE with out LEO 👼💔💔.”

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Drena De Niro and Leandro De Niro Rodriguez
Courtesy of Drena De Niro/Instagram

Celebrities together with Andy Cohen and Naomi Campbell despatched their condolences to the actress and her family members. “Drena I’m so unhappy to listen to about lovely Leo. Sending you all my love ❤️,” Cohen, 55, commented.

Campbell, 53 added, “Drena heartbroken for you, such a Duo, i can’t think about how it’s essential to really feel, Might the lord cowl you and maintain you in his arms, at this very unhappy time and loss .. I really like you, at all times right here for you 🕊️💔🙏🏾.”

Forward of his dying, Leandro adopted within the performing footsteps of his mom and grandfather. He appeared alongside Drena in 2018’s A Star Is Born, enjoying the son of Dave Chappelle‘s George “Noodles” Stone. The mother-son pair beforehand labored collectively on 2005’s The Assortment and 2018’s Cabaret Maxime.

The 79-year-old Oscar winner has but to publicly touch upon his grandson’s passing.

Together with Drena, whom he adopted whereas married to Diahnne Abbott, Robert has six kids. He shares son Raphael with Abbott, from whom he break up in 1988 after 12 years of marriage. The Goodfellas actor went on to welcome twins Julian and Aaron with Toukie Smith through surrogate in 1995, one yr earlier than the pair referred to as it quits.

The Intern star subsequently tied the knot with Grace Hightower in 1997, and the twosome welcomed son Elliot the next yr. They briefly break up in 1999 earlier than renewing their vows in 2004. Daughter Helen was born through surrogate in 2011. The previous spouses separated for good in 2018.

Earlier this yr, Robert shocked followers with the information of his seventh baby’s arrival. He revealed in Might that he welcomed a child lady with girlfriend Tiffany Chen, to whom he was first linked in 2021.