The Investigation Continues: Arrest Made in Death of Leandro De Niro Rodríguez
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Leandro De Niro Rodríguez (19) is still ongoing, and a significant development has recently occurred. It has been reported that a 20-year-old girl named Sofia Haley Marks has been arrested in New York on suspicion of being involved in his death.
According to police sources, Sofia Haley Marks has been taken into custody for drug distribution. It is alleged that she sold substances to Leandro De Niro Rodríguez, the grandson of Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro, prior to his untimely demise in his apartment.
Joint Operation and Drug Trafficking Charges
Sofia, who goes by the nickname “Princess Princess,” is expected to appear before a federal court in Manhattan soon to face charges of drug trafficking. The medication in question is Percocet, which is commonly used to treat acute pain. The arrest took place at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and her residence was searched throughout the night. The apprehension of Sofia Marks is part of a joint operation involving the local police, the drug control administration, and national security.
From the beginning, there has been speculation that Leandro’s death may have been caused by an overdose, considering the substances found within his home. His mother, Drena De Niro, the eldest daughter of Robert de Niro, has openly supported this theory. She expressed her frustration with those involved in selling and consuming drugs that could potentially be lethal, stating, “Someone sold him fentanyl pills that they knew were mixed up, and they still sold them to him. To all these people who keep messing around buying and selling this shit: my son is gone forever.”
A Solemn Farewell and Devastated Colleagues
Leandro’s funeral was held at the Frank E. Campbell Chapel on the Upper East Side last weekend. This venue has previously hosted the farewells of renowned figures such as John Lennon, Heath Ledger, and Judy Garland. The private ceremony was attended by some of Robert de Niro’s colleagues, who expressed their profound grief over the loss. Robert de Niro himself issued a statement, saying, “I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear grandson Leo. We greatly appreciate everyone’s condolences. We ask that you leave us privacy to mourn the loss of Leo.”
A Promising Career and Tragic Timing
Leandro De Niro Rodríguez, the son of Drena De Niro and artist Carlos Mare, had aspirations to follow in his family’s professional footsteps and had already begun his acting career. He had appeared in productions such as Cabaret Maxime, The Collection, and the Oscar-winning film A Star Is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Tragically, his death occurred only a few weeks after the birth of Robert de Niro’s seventh child – a girl named Gia Virginia, born to martial arts instructor Tiffany Chen when Robert was 79 years old.