Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, Robert De Niro’s grandson, passed away on July 2, 2023, allegedly from a drug overdose, and a suspect was detained in connection with the 19-year-old’s passing.
During an undercover sting operation carried out by the NYPD on Thursday, Sofia Haley Marks, age 20, was detained. According to rumors, she was the “Percocet Princess” drug dealer who sold the 19-year-old narcotics just before he passed away.
Haley is apparently being questioned by the police, although it is unknown what charges she may be given. Rodriguez is the child of Robert De Niro’s ex-wife Diahnne Abbott and De Niro’s eldest daughter Drena.
Where was the grandson of Robert De Niro discovered?
Rodriguez’s New York apartment was where the body was discovered. One of his buddies, who had been attempting to contact him for days, finally found his body.
The pills were discovered next to him, according to the initial reports, but there was no sign of trauma. The concierge of the unit claimed Rodriguez had only been a resident of the property for a short while.
The young man, according to the concierge, was kind and always greeted. Hearing about the passing of someone so young touched him. The concierge claimed that until he read about it, he was unaware of it. Because he was reminded of his own 20-year-old daughter, the passing thought was very sad.
The apartment’s occupants were unaware that an ambulance was picking up a body when it was stopped outside their building at the time of the death.
How Did Robert Interment His Grandson?
Rodriguez’s terrible demise had an impact on De Niro and his family as a whole. After learning of his grandson’s passing, the well-known actor commented. The actor admitted that he was deeply saddened by the loss of his grandchild and took all possible measures to give him a respectful send-off.
The funeral for the 19-year-old took place in the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in New York, which has hosted the funerals for a number of A-list celebrities, including Judy Garland, Heath Ledger, and John Lennon.