Robert De Niro mourns lack of ‘beloved’ grandson Leandro: ‘I am deeply distressed’


Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez, the grandson of Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, has died, his mom, Drena De Niro, introduced Sunday.

“My stunning candy angel. I’ve liked you past phrases or description from the second I felt you in my stomach. You’ve been my pleasure my coronary heart and all that was ever pure and actual in my life,” Drena wrote within the caption of an Instagram photograph of her son.

She continued: “I want I used to be with you proper now. I want I used to be with you. 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.”

Leandro was 19. No further particulars, together with a reason behind demise, had been revealed. A consultant for Drena De Niro didn’t instantly reply to The Occasions’ request for remark Monday.

“I’m deeply distressed by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo,” Robert De Niro stated in a press release shared with The Occasions on Monday. “We’re enormously appreciative of the condolences from everybody. We ask that we please be given privateness to grieve our lack of Leo.”

Drena De Niro, 51, stated her son was “deeply liked” and wished that “love alone might have saved you.” Her Instagram caption additionally talked about Leandro’s father, artist Carlos “Mare 139” Rodriguez, who shared his condolences within the feedback.

“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,” Rodriguez stated. “On this full moon his spirit [illuminates] what couldn’t be seen in the dead of night. You’ll be able to’t spell LOVE with out LEO 👼 💔 💔” Rodriguez posted a black sq. to his Instagram feed in remembrance of Leandro.

Like his grandfather and mom, Leandro was an actor who appeared in three movies, together with the 2018 drama “A Star Is Born.” Leandro additionally appeared in motion pictures “The Assortment” and “Cabaret Maxime,” in accordance with IMDb.

Writer Victoria Gotti, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Perez, Andy Cohen and Lee Daniels shared their condolences within the feedback.

“Shocked! I’m so sorry! We’re all right here for you!!! I like you an excessive amount of!” Perez wrote.

“Drena heartbroken for you, such a Duo, i can’t think about how you could really feel, Could the lord cowl you and maintain you in his arms at this very unhappy time and loss .. I like you, all the time right here for you,” Campbell replied to the “Pleasure” actor’s put up.

Drena De Niro is one in every of Robert De Niro’s seven kids. In Could, the “Raging Bull” star revealed throughout an interview with ET Canada that he had lately welcomed a brand new baby with girlfriend Tiffany Chen.


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