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Monday
Jul232012

Sage Stallone Laid to Rest

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Sylvester Stallone’s 36-year-old son Sage was memorialized in a private ceremony Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, Calif.

Sylvester Stallone and Sage’s mother, Sasha Czack, led a small procession of mourners, according to The New York Daily News.

Sage Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment July 13. The cause of death is unknown, pending the results of toxicology tests.

The family of the actor and son of action-star Sylvester Stallone met with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Tuesday and expressed worry that Sage Stallone might have been over-medicated before his death. The meeting reportedly focused on the status of the investigation.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s robbery-homicide division had been brought into the investigation, but officials said it remained primarily a coroner’s investigation and that there were no signs of foul play.

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Thursday
Jul192012

Sage Stallone Was Not an Addict, Authorities Say

E. Charbonneau/WireImage for MGM(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities do not believe Sage Stallone was a drug addict, a source familiar with the case told ABC News, in part, because his weight did not indicate drug addiction.

At the time of his death last Friday, Stallone was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighed 188 pounds, and wasn't the rail-thin figure often associated with addiction.

The family of the 36-year-old actor and son of action-star Sylvester Stallone met with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Tuesday and expressed worry that Sage Stallone may have been overmedicated before his death. The meeting focused on the status of the investigation.

The Los Angeles Police Department's robbery-homicide division had been brought into the investigation, but officials said it remained primarily a coroner's investigation and that there were no signs of foul play.

Sage Stallone's mother had hinted at the pain her son was in during the weeks before he died after undergoing extensive dental surgery.

Sasha Czack, Sylvester Stallone's first wife, told the New York Post that her 36-year-old son had been on pain pills when he died after having had five teeth pulled. The extractions took place two weeks before he was found dead in his Los Angeles-area apartment Friday.

Czack said she advised him not to get the surgery, telling the Post, "I've heard about people dying having multiple procedures done to your mouth. Do not have more than one tooth [pulled]."

When the Post asked whether he was taking painkillers afterward, she said, "Wouldn't you be?"

It could take weeks to learn Sage Stallone's official cause of death. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said Sunday that the results of the 36-year-old actor's toxicology tests would not be known for approximately six weeks. An autopsy was completed Sunday.

Sylvester Stallone released a new statement Monday, calling for an end to, "the speculation and questionable reporting" about his son's death.

"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," he 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."

On Sunday, Sage Stallone's attorney said his client, "never had any serious health problems," and no "history of drug or alcohol abuse."

"Sage was a really young, very sensitive, and very talented kid," attorney George Braunstein told People magazine. "There has been no indication that there was anything wrong in his life."

Sage Stallone's body was found by a housekeeper, who called authorities. While there was no suicide note found at the scene, authorities said there were bottles of prescription drugs.

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Thursday
Jul192012

Report: Authorities Suspect Sage Stallone Was Dealing Drugs

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Law enforcement officials involved in the investigation of Sage Stallone’s death, believe a “likely scenario” is he was dealing drugs, specifically Vicodin, sources tell TMZ.com.

The 36-year-old son of actor Sylvester Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment last Friday.

Toxicology tests from an autopsy are still pending, but a source tells TMZ investigators do not believe Sage Stallone was an addict because he “was pudgy and drug addicts are almost always rail thin.”

TMZ previously reported that investigators found more than 60 large empty prescription bottles, the type pharmacists’ use, in Sage’s home.  The report says detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department will try to trace some of the bottles, but one source states there’s a “strong likelihood” they were shipped from another country.

A source also tells TMZ that the packets of white powder found in Sage Stallone’s home will prove to be ground up hydrocodone -- generic Vicodin.

Sage Stallone's funeral is scheduled for this Saturday in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Sage Stallone's Family Meets With Coroner

Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Hollywood Awards(LOS ANGELES) -- The family of Sage Stallone met with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Tuesday, a source familiar with the case told ABC News today, and expressed concern that the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone may have been overmedicated prior to his death.

The meeting focused on the status of authorities' investigation into Sage Stallone's Friday death. The source said that reports about Sylvester Stallone hiring a private investigator are incorrect.

On Tuesday, the LAPD's robbery-homicide division was brought into the investigation, but officials stressed it is primarily a coroner's case and there were no signs of foul play.

Sage Stallone's mother has hinted at the pain her son dealt with prior to his death. Weeks before he died, she begged him not to undergo extensive dental surgery.

Sasha Czack, Sylvester Stallone's first wife, told the New York Post that her 36-year-old son was on pain pills at the time of his death after having had five teeth pulled. The extractions took place two weeks before he was found dead in his Los Angeles-area apartment Friday. Czack said she advised him not to get the surgery, telling the Post, "I told him not to do that. I've heard about people dying having multiple procedures done to your mouth. Do not have more than one tooth [pulled]." When the Post asked whether he was taking painkillers afterward, she answered, "Wouldn't you be?"

It could take weeks to learn Sage Stallone's official cause of death. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said Sunday that the results of the 36-year-old actor's toxicology tests would not be known for approximately six weeks. An autopsy on his body was completed Sunday.

Sylvester Stallone released a new statement Monday calling for an end to "the speculation and questionable reporting" about his son's death.

On Sunday, Sage Stallone's attorney said his client "never had any serious health problems" and no "history of drug or alcohol abuse."

Sage Stallone's body was found by a housekeeper, who called authorities. While there was no suicide note found at the scene, authorities said there were bottles of prescription drugs.

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Report: Sage Stallone’s Home Strewn with Pill Bottles, White Powder

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- When police found 36-year-old Sage Stallone dead in his Los Angeles apartment last Friday, they also found numerous packets of white powder and more than 50 bottles of prescription painkillers, most of them empty, sources tell the New York Post.

A source close to the investigation says the bottles are the kind a pharmacy uses, and can hold up to 30,000 pills.  The source says the large pill bottles were for hydrocodone, the generic form of Vicodin.

The source tells the newspaper that investigators also found “a significant number of packets of white powder all over the bedroom.”

The newspaper quotes the source as saying the “labels were removed” on about 40 of the pill bottles.

“They were strewn all over the house.  A lot of the stuff was in the bedroom.  This isn’t the kind of amount of pills you would find in anyone’s home.  The coroner does not do criminal investigations, and passes on their findings to the authorities.  But you could assume this would result in an investigation into how he obtained it,” the source said.

The Post says Sylvester Stallone’s camp has declined to comment on the pills.

The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that the robbery-homicide division of the Los Angeles Police Department is involved in the investigation, but officials stressed there were no signs of foul play.

Toxicology tests from an autopsy are still pending.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

Sly Stallone’s Nephew Accuses Star of Neglecting Late Son then Apologizes

Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Hollywood Awards(LOS ANGELES) -- A nephew of Sylvester Stallone blasted his Rocky uncle on Facebook, and accused the star of neglecting his late son, Sage Stallone.  The nephew later apologized.

The 36-year-old Sage, an actor and director, was found dead in his Los Angeles-area apartment on Friday.  The cause of death is unknown.  An autopsy has been completed, but results will not be known for another four to six weeks, pending a toxicology report.

In a series of Facebook postings, 18-year-old Edd Filiti, the son of Sly Stallone’s half-sister, Toni Ann, said Sage yearned for his famous dad’s affection.  According to the report, Sage telephoned his dad on July 6, the actor’s birthday, and the star didn’t return his call.

In a Facebook posting that has since been removed, according to the Website Celebuzz, Filiti asks, “What did he do wrong, say happy birthday?”

According to the report, Filiti went on to say, “Neither you [Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father.  I know you don’t care what happened, but you’ll care when your [sic] squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion.”

Filiti later contacted the New York Post and expressed regret for airing his feelings on Facebook. 

He told the newspaper, “I made a mistake. It is a very emotional time and I vented my feelings.  I was feeling raw and emotional and I never meant for my feeling to become public.  I took the post down minutes later.  I never meant to insult my uncle.  I have my own issues with him, but that should never be said on Facebook.  I want to recant my words.”

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Monday
Jul162012

Sylvester Stallone: Stop Speculating About My Son's Death

E. Charbonneau/WireImage for MGM(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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Sunday
Jul152012

Sage Stallone Didn't Have Any Serious Health Problems: Lawyer

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Sage Stallone's attorney said the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone "never had any serious health problems" or had "a history of drug or alcohol abuse."

"Sage was a really young, very sensitive, and very talented kid," attorney George Braunstein told People magazine. "There has been no indication that there was anything wrong in his life."

Sage Stallone was found dead Friday in his Los Angeles apartment by authorities and a housekeeper.

Authorities said there were no signs of foul play and his cause of death remains undetermined. An autopsy will be conducted in the next several days.

"There had been no personal contact with the deceased in the last few days," Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jim Parker said.

Authorities said there were no signs of forced entry and no suicide note, but there were prescription drugs found.

"There are some prescription bottles, however I'm not going to detail what they are or how many," Winter said.

Although media reports surfaced this weekend claiming that Sage Stallone may have been dead several days before authorities discovered his body, Braunstein told People magazine that he updated his Facebook account about 17 hours before he was found.

Braunstein said Sage Stallone was a creative genius.

"He had a lot of bright things on the horizon. He was talking about pictures he wanted to direct and write and ideas that he wanted to go forward with," Braunstein said.

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."

"He was so private, we don't know a lot of the circumstances, even around his personal life. This was not someone anyone followed. This is someone that sadly a lot of people had forgotten about," said Ian Drew, senior editor with Us Weekly.

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Saturday
Jul142012

Sage Stallone Dead: No Signs of Foul Play in Sylvester Stallone's Son's Death 

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- There were no signs of foul play in connection with the death of Sage Stallone, the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone, authorities said.

Sage Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment by authorities and a housekeeper Friday after worried loved ones sensed trouble.

His cause of death remains undetermined.

"There had been no personal contact with the deceased in the last few days," said Sgt. Jim Parker with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities said there were no signs of forced entry and no suicide note. But there were prescription drugs found.

"There are some prescription bottles, however I'm not going to detail what they are or how many," said Winter.

"His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha," Bega said in a statement.

"Sly adored his son, he really adored his son. He was his biggest supporter in terms of his acting in terms of his directing. And Sage was reportedly at a very good time in his life," said Howard Bragman, ABC News consultant.

Sage Stallone's longtime attorney George Braunstein said his client didn't seem depressed and said "everything was up and positive."

Sage Stallone played Rocky Balboa's son in "Rocky 5" in 1990. He also appeared in the film "Daylight" with his father Sylvester Stallone. He also directed the 2006 short film "Vic."

"He was beautiful. He was physically beautiful…emotionally beautiful," said Carol Lynley, who starred in "Vic."

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Friday
Jul132012

Sage Stallone, Son of Sylvester Stallone, Found Dead

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Sage Stallone, son of Sylvester Stallone, has died.

The 36-year-old actor and director was found dead in his Los Angeles-area apartment on Friday, according to KABC-TV.  The cause of death is unknown.

Silvester Stallone's publicist Michelle Bega said in a statement that the actor and director is "devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son."

Sage Stallone is the child of Sylvester Stallone and his first wife, actress Sasha Czack, to whom he was married from 1974 to 1985.  He made his acting debut in 1990's Rocky V, playing Rocky Balboa's son.  He acted occasionally after that, and also wrote and directed short films.

Braunstein said funeral arrangements are being made.

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