Sylvester Stallone’s Son Sage Dies At 36
Sylvester Stallone’s son, director and producer Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Friday afternoon. "Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone," a representative of the actor said in a statement. "His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha," the rep added, referring to Sasha Czack, still photographer and co-writer of Rocky (1976). “Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever.”
Sage’s body was found by his housekeeper, according to his attorney George Braunstein. The police received a call from the house at 2:17 p.m., but there were no signs of foul play or forced entry. "It sounds like a terrible tragedy. He was way too young to die," an LAPD Commander told People. "It could have been a heart attack or a stroke," he said, cautioning that rumors that Sage died from a prescription overdose are still premature. He added that news from the coroner’s toxicology report would likely take several weeks to produce a conclusion.
Sage was best known for appearing in Rocky V (1990) and Daylight (1996) alongside his father, Sylvester. "(Sage) was full of life, a wonderful, loving person," Braunstein told The New York Post. "He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of projects. He was planning on getting married. I am just devastated. He was an extremely wonderful, loving guy. This is a tragedy.”