Entertainment

Robert De Niro Details Heartbreaking Moment He Learned of Grandson Leandro's Death

Robert De Niro Calls Death of Grandson Leandro “A Shock”

Robert De Niro is reflecting on his family's devastating loss. 

More than seven months after the Academy Award winner's 19-year-old grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez died from an accidental drug overdose, he recounted the moment he learned of the tragedy. 

"It's just a shock," Robert told People in an interview published Feb. 7 of hearing the news. "Never thought it would happen."

The 80-year-old added, "And I just then started thinking about all the things I could have, should have done maybe with him. I don't know if that would've made a difference. And so that's always playing through my mind. It shouldn't have happened."

In July, Leandro—who was the son of Robert's daughter Drena De Niro—was found unresponsive inside a New York City residence where he was pronounced dead. A month later his cause of death was attributed to the "toxic effects of fentanyl, bromazolam, alprazolam, 7-aminoclonazepam, ketamine, and cocaine," New York City's chief medical examiner confirmed to TMZ.

photosCelebrity Deaths: 2024's Fallen Stars

Around two weeks after Leandro's death, NYPD arrested Sofia Haley Marks, 20, was arrested on "federal drug distribution charges," law enforcement sources told NBC New York 4 at the time. According to the outlet, she was expected to make an appearance in federal court July 14, though no updates on her case have been shared publicly at this time. 

Arturo Holmes / Staff (Getty) & Instagram

Trending Stories

1

Jennie Garth Briefly Addresses Dan Schneider & Costar Amanda Bynes

2

Why Paris Hilton and Carter Reum Don't Share Photos of Daughter London

3

YouTuber Aspyn Ovard Files for Divorce Amid Birth of Baby No. 3

On the seven-month anniversary of her son's passing, mother Drena—who shared Leandro with artist Carlos Mare—shared a moving tribute, where she also reflected on her grief journey. 

"Today marks 7 bleak & lonely months since you left this world ," she captioned her Feb. 2 post. "7 months full of tears, anger, sadness and regret. Life is completely empty without you. Life isn't fair nor did it ever promise to be fair and I try to figure out how to accept that every day."

Drena continued, "I miss you beyond comprehension kid. I love you more than all the words in the human vocabulary can convey. My only comfort in this nightmare is that I know you always knew that. @carlosmare I'm so sorry our beautiful story with Leo ended too soon."

Keep reading to see more of the De Niro family tree…

Related Posts

Why Some cell phone contracts last 3 years

You haven’t missed anything if you’re looking at a phone contract that has 3 years. Some people are more comfortable with seeing contracts that last 1 to 2 years. The…

Who is Tracking My WhatsApp-

If you’re asking yourself, “Who is tracking my WhatsApp?” you might be wondering where to find the information. But the first step to finding out is to protect…

Unwinding in Changwon- The Essence of Business Trip Massage

In the vibrant city of Changwon, where the pulse of business beats in sync with the urban rhythm, lies a sanctuary of relaxation awaiting weary travelers. Amidst the…

Vadeli İşlemler – Spor Bahislerine Erken Bir Başlangıç Yapmak

Günlük casino gezileri ilgili bir eğlence olabilir – özellikle de koşuyu yapmak istememeniz durumunda. Kumarhaneye gitmek istiyorsanız, istediğiniz zaman bir hırsızın sizi yürüdüğünden emin olmak için istediğiniz kadar…

Your Baby’s First Jewelry

If you may want to tie the knot shortly, then you may well be interested in gifting your bride to get along with bohemian diamondคำพูดจาก 8อันดับเว็บสล็อ. It is…

Bagaimana 23 November Pilih 3 Lotto Dengan Tidak Memenangkan Lotere Pick 3_3

Ini adalah pemenang kolam lotere yang tulus juga disebut Xzotto. Ini bisa menjadi kolam lotere yang menawarkan perangkat lunak kolam lotre bahwa siapa saja untuk bergabung dengan kolam…