Cause of death of Robert De Niro’s grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez confirmed by his heartbroken mother

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The mother of Robert De Niro’s grandson, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, has confirmed her son’s cause of death

Leandro De Niro Rodriguez’s cause of death has been revealed by his heartbroken mother, Drena De Niro. Leandro, who is the grandson of Hollywood legend Robert De Niro, died aged 19 earlier this week.

Robert shares daughter Drena with his first wife Diahnne Abbott. At the time of Leandro’s death, his mother did not give any more details about her son’s death at the time. However, she has now confirmed her son took pills laced with synthetic opioid, fentanyl.

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The news of his cause of death have not been confirmed by a toxicology report, but Drena took to social media to seemingly confirm her son’s cause of death saying: "Someone sold him fentanyl laced pills that they knew were laced yet still sold them to him."

She also took to Instagram to confirm his death, saying: "I have loved you beyond words or description from the moment I felt you in my belly. You have been my joy my heart and all that was ever pure and real in my life.

"I wish I was with you right now. I wish I was with you. I don’t know how to live without you but I’ll try to go on and spread the love and light that you so made me feel in getting to be your mama.

"You were so deeply loved and appreciated and I wish that love alone could have saved you. I’m so sorry my baby, I’m so sorry @carlosmare. Rest in Peace and Eternal Paradise my darling boy."

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