Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sylvester Stallone's Son Found Dead at Hollywood Home

Aspiring actor and filmmaker Sage Stallone, son of action movie star Sylvester Stallone, was found dead on Friday at his home in Hollywood, authorities and his attorney said.

Police and a lawyer for Sage Stallone, 36, the younger of two sons from his father's first marriage, gave conflicting accounts of how he was found, but police said there was no sign of forced entry or foul play.

Los Angeles police spokesman Lieutenant Andy Neiman said police found the younger Stallone's body at home while responding to a call asking authorities to check on his well-being. He said the case was turned over to the county coroner's office. Attorney George Braunstein said he was found by a housekeeper. Neither police nor Braunstein had any specifics about the circumstances of the death.

"There was some concern that his family and friends hadn't heard from him in the past day, and that's why the housekeeper went over there and opened up the house," the lawyer said. "It's a tragedy. He was a young, talented extremely good filmmaker and a lovely person."

Sage Stallone was the second of two sons fathered by Sylvester Stallone, now 66, with his first wife, Sasha Czack, whom he divorced in 1985 after about 10 years of marriage. He has three other children by his third and current wife, Jennifer Flavin. Stallone had appeared in a number of films, most notably with his father in 1990's "Rocky V," playing the title character's son, Rocky Balboa Jr., and in the 1996 disaster movie "Daylight," in which Sylvester Stallone starred as a hero leading an escape from a New York tunnel collapse and his son played a prison inmate. - Reuters

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