ByLisa RespersFrance, CNNWire
Monday, July 3, 2023 3:49 p.m.
Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, the grandson of Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, has died, his mother announced on social media.
He was 19 years old.
Actress Drena De Niro, daughter of Robert De Niro, wrote about the loss of her son in an Instagram post on Sunday.
“You have been my joy, my heart and all that has ever been pure and real in my life,” the caption read in part. “I don’t know how to live without you but I will try to carry on and spread the love and the light that you made me feel so much by becoming your mom. You were so deeply loved and appreciated and I wish that love only could have saved you.”
She tagged her son’s father, artist Carlos Rodriguez, who goes by Carlos Mare, in the post.
“Rest in peace and eternal heaven my darling boy,” she wrote.
“Words are not enough to express the joy he gave us or the loss we are now experiencing with our families and friends,” Mare replied in a comment on the post. “He’s the godson now.”
No cause of death has been shared.
Leandro De Niro Rodriguez was also an actor. He appeared, with his mother, in the 2018 film “A Star Is Born”, with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. His other acting credits include “The Collection” in 2005 and Cabaret Maxime in 2018 according to IMDB.
CNN has reached out to reps for Robert and Drena De Niro for comment.
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