Robert De Niro: Everything we know about his adoptive daughter Drena De Niro

Drena De Niro, Robert De Niro's adopted daughter, announced the death of her 19-year-old son Leandro. Here is everything we know about her.

Here is everything we know about Robert De Niro's 51-year-old daughter, Drena, who lost her son
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Here is everything we know about Robert De Niro's 51-year-old daughter, Drena, who lost her son

The De Niro clan is in the throes of tragedy. While the American actor recently announced his new fatherhood at the age of 79, the happy event was overshadowed by the loss of his 19-year-old grandson, Leandro.

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On Sunday, July 2, 2023, Drena De Niro, Robert De Niro's adopted daughter, informed her subscribers of the death of her son, Leandro, aged just 19.

My beautiful sweet angel . 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 .

Who is Drena De Niro?

On her Instagram account, the grieving mother shared a touching tribute to her son.

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 🙏🏽💔💔💔💔💔🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️

Leandro's father, Carlos Mare, also responded to the post, sharing his love for his son and his support for Drena.

My dear Drena… words aren’t enough to express the joy he gave us or the loss we now endure with our families and friends. He is Godschild now. 🙏🏼 On this full moon his spirit luminates what could not be seen in the dark. You can’t spell LOVE without LEO 👼 💔 💔
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Drena De Niro was born in New York on September 3, 1971. She is thedaughter of actress Dianne Abbott, who was married to actor Robert De Niro in the 1970s. The film star adopted little Drena in 1976. She is the eldest of the movie star's seven children.

The young woman grew up in showbiz thanks to her famous parents. Drena De Niro started out as a DJ and model, before working as a consultant for Giorgio Armani. Then, in the 2000s, the now grieving mother embraced a career in film. In2001, she directed a documentary called Girls & Dolls.

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Drena is a DJ, model and director

In her documentary, Drena De Niro portrayed a young stylist obsessed with her dolls. The project helped her win the Best Director award at the New York Independent Film/Video Festival. At the same time, the 51-year-old has been a spokeswoman for the Kageno orphan sponsorship program since 2006.

The actor's daughter welcomed her son Leandro on June 25, 2004, the fruit of her relationship with graffiti artist Carlos 'Mare' Rodriguez. In 2006 and 2007, the sculptor worked with Robert De Niro as a documentalist and member of the editing team on the set of the film The Good Shepherd.

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This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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