Robert De Niro’s grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez’s official explanation for dying has been revealed one month after his passing.
New York Metropolis’s chief health worker instructed TMZ on Tuesday, August 8, that Leandro had fentanyl, bromazolam, alprazolam, 7-aminoclonazepam, ketamine and cocaine in his system, ruling his dying an unintentional overdose.
Leandro died at age 19 in July. His mom, Drena De Niro — whom Robert adopted whereas married to her mom, Diahnne Abbott — penned a heartwarming tribute to the late teenager on the time.
“My stunning candy angel. I’ve beloved you past phrases or description from the second I felt you in my stomach,” Drena wrote by way of Instagram. “I don’t know methods to reside with out you however I’ll attempt to go on and unfold the love and light-weight that you simply so made me really feel in attending to be your mama. You have been so deeply beloved and appreciated and I want that love alone may have saved you 😞.”
The filmmaker shared Leandro with artist Carlos Mare, whom she talked about 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, for his half, commented on the publish: “😢 My pricey 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. 🙏🏼. On this full moon his spirit luminates what couldn’t be seen in the dead of night. You’ll be able to’t spell LOVE with out LEO 👼💔💔.”
Previous to the official explanation for dying being revealed, Drena responded to a social media person who requested how her son died. “Somebody bought him fentanyl laced tablets that they knew have been laced but nonetheless bought them to him so for all these individuals nonetheless f—king round promoting and shopping for this s—t, my son is gone perpetually 😭,” she claimed in July. Final month, a number of retailers reported that Sofia Haley Marks had been arrested on federal drug distribution costs for allegedly promoting Leandro medication.
Shortly after the information broke of Leandro’s dying, Drena expressed her gratitude for the help she and her household had obtained within the wake of their loss.
It’s with immeasurable shock and unhappiness that we are saying goodbye to our beloved son Leo,” she mentioned in a press release to Us Weekly on July 3. “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.”
Robert, for his half, additionally reacted to the dying of his oldest grandson.
“I’m deeply distressed by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo,” the Oscar winner instructed Us in a press release on the time. “We’re tremendously appreciative of the condolences from everybody. We ask that we please be given privateness to grieve our lack of Leo.”
Along with Drena, the actor shares son Raphael, 46, with Abbott, 78, twins Aaron and Julian, 27, with ex Toukie Smith, son Elliot, 25, and daughter Helen, 11, with estranged spouse Grace Hightower, and daughter Gia, 2 months, with girlfriend Tiffany Chen. He’s additionally the grandfather of Raphael’s three youngsters with ex-wife Claudine De Matos: son Nicholas and daughters Alexandria and Ella.