Suspect Arrested After Robert De Niro’s Grandson Leandro’s Death

Robert De Niro attends the ‘Mixtape’ movie premiere on April 7, 2022 in New York Metropolis.
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A suspect was arrested in connection to the suspected overdose of Robert De Niro’s grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez.

Legislation enforcement sources advised each NBC Information and ABC Information on Friday, July 14, that 20-year-old Sofia Haley Marks allegedly bought medication to Leandro previous to his dying earlier this month. The retailers reported that Marks is in police custody in New York Metropolis on federal drug distribution fees.

An investigation into Leandro’s dying is ongoing, although his mom, Drena De Niro, beforehand claimed it was drug-related.

“Somebody bought him fentanyl-laced drugs that they knew had 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 without end 😭,” Drena, 51, wrote by way of Instagram on July 4.

In response to authorities in NYC, Leandro, who was an aspiring actor, had been discovered lifeless at a constructing in decrease Manhattan.

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Drena — who’s the daughter of the actor, 79, and Diahnne Abbott — confirmed her son’s passing two days prior. Leandro was 19.

“My lovely candy angel. I’ve cherished 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, who shared Leandro with artist Carlos Rodriguez, wrote by way of Instagram on July 2. “I want I used to be with you proper now. I want I used to be with you.”

Rodriguez, for his half, replied to her Instagram feedback on the time. “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 wrote. “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 👼💔💔.”

Rodriguez later penned his personal heartbreaking tribute to his late son.

“When you knew him you’ll know. ♥️💔 Our households and buddies will grieve however always remember him,” he wrote by way of Instagram on July 5. “Leo was a passionate younger man, he cherished his household and buddies, he was cherished his life [sic] and was curious in regards to the world. Leo was a prolific and proficient high-level programmer who needed to discover a purposeful use together with his skills past the social media calamity he didn’t look after. Like his mother and father he cherished artwork and artists, he was comfy on this tribe.”

Robert additionally mourned the lack of Leandro in a press release to Us Weekly: “I’m deeply distressed by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo,” the Oscar winner advised Us earlier this month. “We’re drastically appreciative of the condolences from everybody. We ask that we please be given privateness to grieve our lack of Leo.”