Sage Stallone died of Heart Attack Caused by Atherosclerosis at 36
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office revealed that Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, passed away due to a heart attack caused by atherosclerosis. The 36-year-old was discovered lifeless by his housekeeper after his mother asked her to check on him in his Los Angeles home on July 13. The autopsy found no drugs besides an over-the-counter Tylenol-style pain medication in Stallone’s system. The full autopsy report will be released next week, providing the public details of the cause of death.
Last month, Sylvester Stallone appealed to the public to end the “speculation and questionable reporting” surrounding his son’s drug use. Stallone stated, “When a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain. Therefore, I am imploring people to respect my wonderfully talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother, Sasha, because 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.”
Unfortunately, the tragic loss of a celebrity often results in early speculation surrounding drug involvement in Hollywood.
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Sage Stallone was engaged to be married and working on various film projects at the time of his untimely death. He acted in several movies, including “Rocky V” and “Daylight,” which starred his father. Sage also co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a company specializing in preserving historically low-regarded motion pictures.
Sage’s publicist, Michelle Bega, released a statement confirming the news and stating that Sylvester Stallone was “devastated and grief-stricken.” Friends and acquaintances became concerned after not hearing from Stallone for a day.
Lawyer George Braunstein, who has represented Sage Stallone for 15 years, revealed that a housekeeper found his body on Friday afternoon. According to Braunstein, Stallone was a “very respectful” filmmaker “full of life” and “enthusiastic.” Sage was proud of his father, but he had been working hard to make a name for himself in the film industry.