Rodrigo died in a car accident after a concert in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province. He was driving a Ford Explorer pick-up, with Fernando Olmedo (the son of Alberto Olmedo) riding as a passenger. Both were killed when the vehicle impacted the guard-rails located right after the Hudson toll booth.
Rodrigo's family, and many fans, have suspicions that the accident was provoked by another car, and blame Alfredo Pesquera for the deaths, with speculations that Rodrigo's manager (Jose Luis Gozalo) could have been involved as well. An Argentine court found Pesquera innocent, pointing out that a forensic enquiry determined that Rodrigo's blood alcohol content was higher than permitted, which would explain the accident. One judge dissented, arguing that there was evidence that Pesquera, who was driving his own car at a close distance, made a maneuver that forced Rodrigo to swerve strongly.