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Leo's Aunt Passes Away

Leo's Aunt Passes Away

Leo abruptly ended his trip to Israel late last week because his aunt has passed away, reports German tabloid Bild.

Leo flew to Germany to comfort his grandmother Helene (pictured) and attend the funeral of his Aunt Renate in the city of Oer-Erkenschwick.

The sister of Leo‘s mother, Irmelin, died in a hospital at the age of 65 and was buried on Thursday, March 15.

Pictured: Leo and grandmother Helene at the premiere of The Aviator at Palacio de la Musica Cinema on Jan. 10, 2005 in Madrid, Spain.

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  • Jenny

    Leo’s so close to his family; I think that’s why he stays levelheaded even though he has been a child star, he has a strong family network.

  • mari

    I agree Jenny.

  • becky

    I don’t know why but I was surprised to read that Leo’s grandmother and Aunt live in Germany. Where exactl is his fmaily originally from? Dicaprio sounds Italian.

  • Rose

    He’s half Italian half German. I remember from when i was obsessed with him (when i was 10, after Titanic came out) lol
    He’s really matured into a GREAT actor.
    My DAD loves him more than I do now lol.
    It’s so funny he’s like,”Leonardo Dicaprio is the greatest actor of our time.” lol, and see’s all his movies.

  • Sam from France

    awwwwwwwwwww, I’m so sorry for him:-( Like some of you already pointed, he’s always been very close to his family. My heart goes out to him and to his family

  • Kate

    He must be so worried about his mom and grandma. My heart goes out to him and his family as well.