Robert De Niro and his household circled their wagons round one another as they laid the actor’s grandson to relaxation on Saturday, July 8 in New York. The Oscar winner, 79, was noticed hugging his eldest daughter Drena De Niro in the course of the burial of her 19-year-old son Leandro “Leo” De Niro-Rodriguez, as seen in images here via Page Six. Leo reportedly died of an overdose on July 2.
The tender father-daughter second got here as Leo’s casket was was carried out of Frank E. Campbell Funeral House on the Higher East Facet. Robert wore a traditional black go well with as he was escorted by safety into the funeral house, with Drena in tow alongside her husband and the daddy of Leo, graffiti artist Carlos Rodriguez. Drena was adopted by Robert when he married her mom, actress Diahnne Abbott, in 1976.
The burial ceremony got here a day after Robert was joined by a bevy of his well-known pals to pay respect to Leo on the funeral providers. Christopher Walken and mega music producer Tommy Mottola have been there for assist, in addition to White Lotus and Sopranos star, Michael Imperioli. Robert’s girlfriend Tiffany Chen, with whom he welcomed a brand new child in April, was additionally in attendance.
On Monday, Drena took to her Instagram to announce the tragic dying of Leo. “My lovely candy angel. I’ve cherished you past phrases or description from the second I felt you in my stomach,” she wrote alongside a phenomenal photograph of the younger man. “You have got been my pleasure my coronary heart and all that was ever pure and actual in my life. I want I used to be with you proper now.”
Drena went on to say Leo died from an overdose, though the toxicology report continues to be pending. “Somebody bought him fentanyl-laced capsules that they knew have been laced but nonetheless bought them to him,” Drena wrote on Instagram. “So for all these folks nonetheless f****** round promoting and shopping for this s***, my son is gone perpetually.”
The Raging Bull star publicly mourned his grandson in an emotional assertion at some point after Leo’s dying. “I’m deeply distressed by the passing of my beloved grandson Leo,” the actor mentioned in a press release on to HollywoodLife on July 3. “We’re tremendously appreciative of the condolences from everybody. We ask that we please be given privateness to grieve our lack of Leo.”