July 14, 2012 01:33:37 GMT
The sudden passing of Sage Moonblood Stallone has left his actor father 'devastated and grief-stricken.'
Sage Moonblood Stallone, the son of Sylvester Stallone with ex-wife Sasha Czack, was found lifeless in his house in Los Angeles at around 2:17 P.M Friday, July 13. He was 36.
"Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone," said the actor's rep, Michelle Bega. "His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever."
The Robert Balboa depicter on "Rocky V" was found dead by Los Angeles police officers when they went to his home for a welfare check after someone informed them he couldn't be reached. "There is no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity," said a publicist for the LAPD.
Reports suggested he might die of overdose on pills, but LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said it's too early to make such conclusion. "It could have been a heart attack or a stroke," he added before revealing that the case has been referred to the coroner for a toxicology report.
Sage's attorney George Braunstein dismissed speculation that the younger Stallone was depressed. "He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of project. He was planning on getting married," he told New York Daily News. "He was an extremely wonderful, loving guy. This is a tragedy,"
Sylvester, 66, was in San Diego to promote "The Expendables 2" at Comic-Con. George believed the actor was returning to Los Angeles after hearing about his son's sudden passing.
In addition to sharing screen in "Rocky V", the father/son duo played opposite each other in 1996's "Daylight".