De Niro said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of his “beloved grandson”. (Photo: reproduction)
Robert De Niro’s daughter Drena revealed what caused the death of her son Leandro – who was the Hollywood star’s grandson at the time. Leandro De Niro Rodriguez passed away last Sunday (2) at the age of 19. The news caused even more of a stir because it came nearly two months after the 79-year-old Oscar winner announced he was going to be a father for the seventh time.
This Wednesday (5), according to Page Six and TMZ, Drena responded to a fan’s comment on the social network who questioned how Leandro died. The 51-year-old replied, “Somebody sold him pills with fentanyl, which they knew had some adulteration in it, but they sold them to him anyway.”
She concluded: “With all these people still selling and buying this filth, my son is gone forever.” The drug is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin as an analgesic.
Leandro, who is Drena’s son with her then-boyfriend Carlos Rodríguez, has also had a film career, being credited in three productions, the last of which is A Star Is Born (2018), a feature starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. the film was. ,
Before Drena explained how her son had died, a police source told the Daily Mail that a “white powdery substance” was found “in a dish” near the body. To TMZ, another contact with authorities confirmed that Leandro’s death is being investigated as an overdose.
Following the sad news, De Niro said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of his “beloved grandson”.