‘Griselda’ explained: What happened to Griselda Blanco’s sons?
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'Griselda' explained: What happened to Griselda Blanco's sons?

Netflix’s most recent miniseries, chronicling the life of notorious drug lord Griselda Blanco, has captivated audiences worldwide, swiftly claiming the top spot on the streaming service just days after its debut.

Griselda narrates the tale of the infamous drug kingpin, often referred to as ‘The Godmother of Cocaine’, portrayed by Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara. The story traces her ascent within the Miami drug landscape as she strives for dominance and affluence.

Her unravelling unfolds through a narrative woven with paranoia and betrayal, culminating in her downfall, marked by numerous fatalities, including the tragic death of those closest to her. Seeking refuge from reprisal, Griselda opts to surrender, only to encounter unforeseen repercussions.

Despite serving a prison sentence, tragedy befalls her. The series concludes with Griselda envisioning a serene beach scene with children. A cautionary tale emerges from the narrative, underscoring the dangerous consequences of the relentless pursuit of power.

What happened to Griselda Blanco’s sons?

In addition to depicting Blanco’s ascent as a female drug dealer, the series also delves into her dynamic with her four sons—Dixon Trujillo-Blanco, Uber Trujillo-Blanco, Osvaldo Trujillo-Blanco, and Michael Corleone Blanco.

After Blanco is sent to prison for her crimes, her enemies target her children. She learns later that three of her sons were killed while she was in prison. Agent June Hawkins explains, “Dixon was shot while he was walking to his car,” adding, “Ozzy was in a crowded nightclub. Uber was shot in Colombia as he was making a drug deal.”

Michael, Blanco’s youngest son, is still alive and participated as a cast member on VH1’s reality TV series, Cartel Crew. The show chronicles the lives of individuals whose families have historical ties to cartels in Miami, Florida, and has been running for three seasons since 2019.

Michael and his wife, Marie, have since initiated legal action against Vergara, Netflix, and other parties associated with the production of Griselda, alleging that the show plagiarised the “image, likeness, and/or identity” of family members without authorisation.