According to reports, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, the grandson of Robert De Niro, passed away last month as a result of an unintentional drug overdose.

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner officially verified to Rolling Stone, People, and CBS News on Tuesday that the cause of death for the 19-year-old individual was determined to be the toxic consequences resulting from the presence of fentanyl, bromazolam, alprazolam, 7-aminoclonazepam, ketamine, and cocaine.

On July 2, the news of De Niro Rodriguez’s demise was disseminated on social media by his mother, the renowned actress Drena De Niro.

At the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards held in Beverly Hills, California on November 6, 2016, Robert De Niro, accompanied by his daughter Drena De Niro, made an appearance. Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, the 19-year-old grandson of renowned actor Robert De Niro and actress Diahnne Abbott, tragically passed away in the month of July.

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The author expressed uncertainty regarding their ability to navigate life in the absence of the individual in question. However, they conveyed their intention to persevere and disseminate the affection and positivity that they experienced as a result of their role as a mother to this individual. This sentiment was articulated in the accompanying caption. The individual in question was held in high regard and received much affection, and it is regrettable that love alone was insufficient to preserve their well-being.

Within the comments area of a post where Drena De Niro published a joint statement issued by herself and her father, Robert De Niro, she provided a response to an individual who inquired about the circumstances behind Leandro’s demise.

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The individual responded by stating that someone knowingly sold him pills containing fentanyl, despite being aware of the presence of this dangerous substance. Furthermore, the individual expressed their frustration towards those who continue to engage in the illicit trade of such substances, emphasizing the irreversible loss of their son as a consequence.

In a statement conveyed to USA TODAY by his lawyer, Stan Rosenfield, Robert De Niro expressed profound sadness in response to the demise of his cherished grandson, Leo. We express our sincere gratitude for the condolences received from all individuals. We kindly request to be granted privacy in order to mourn the loss of Leo.

An individual of the female gender was apprehended in relation to the demise of Leandro De Niro Rodriguez.

According to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press, a young woman, aged 20, was apprehended on federal narcotics charges around one week after the demise of De Niro Rodriguez. She is suspected of engaging in the sale of drugs that ultimately resulted in his fatal outcome.

According to a law enforcement official, Sofia Haley Marks was apprehended on July 13th on charges related to the distribution of narcotics. These charges were based on the alleged sale of illicit substances to an individual named De Niro Rodriguez. The individual in question, who held an official position, lacked the authorization to publicly disclose specific information pertaining to the investigation. Consequently, they communicated with The Associated Press under the condition of anonymity.

The arrest was also reported by The New York Post and ABC News, with reference to sources within law enforcement.

Marks made an appearance in the federal court located in Manhattan the subsequent day and consented to remain in custody until such time that she would seek bail at a subsequent point in time.


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