(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Sylvester Stallone called for an end to "the speculation and questionable reporting" about his son Sage Stallone's passing on Monday -- a determination that the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said could take weeks to make.
"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," Stallone said in a statement to TMZ. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."
"This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace," the statement continued.
Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead in his Los Angeles home Friday. An autopsy on his body was completed Sunday.
Sage Stallone's body was discovered by a housekeeper, who called authorities. Police said there were no signs of foul play. While there was no suicide note found at the scene, authorities said there were bottles of prescription drugs.
Sage Stallone played Rocky Balboa's son in Rocky 5 in 1990 and appeared in the film Daylight with his father. He also directed the 2006 short film Vic.
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