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Sylvester's Son, Actor Sage Stallone, Dead of Possible OD
Actor and director Sage Stallone, son of legendary action star Sylvester Stallone, was found dead. TMZ reports that there is little information available so far about the 36-year-old Stallone's death. The gossip site notes that "sources [have told TMZ] the cause was an overdose of pills," however that has not yet been confirmed.
Stallone was found in his Los Angeles apartment by his girlfriend. (Update: Stallone's attorney George Braunstein told The Los Angeles Times that it was actually his housekeeper who found the body.)
The elder Stallone is reportedly "a wreck" over his son's sudden death. He is in San Diego at Comic-Con currently.
"There is no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity" a Los Angeles Police Department rep told the NY Post, explaining that authorities went to the home for a “welfare check,” when Stallone was reportedly unreachable.
Braustein, Sage Stallone's attorney, told the Post the following:
“[Sage] 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.”
Sage Stallone appeared as Rocky Balboa Jr. in the film Rocky V alongside his father. He later went on to co-found Grindhouse Releasing, the L.A.-based company that preserves, restores, and presents exploitation films. Recently Stallone had also begun to direct films.