Stallone's Son Sage, 36, Dead of Overdose

Investigators don't think it was a suicide
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2012 5:31 AM CDT
Stallone's Son Sage, 36, Dead of Overdose
In this 1996 file photo, Sylvester Stallone is with girlfriend Jennifer Flavin and son Sage Stallone. The two Stallones were in the movie 'Daylight' that year.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Sage Stallone, eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, was found dead in his Hollywood home of an apparent drug overdose yesterday, reports TMZ. Details are still coming in, but it appears that Sage was found by his maid or girlfriend yesterday afternoon with "numerous empty pill bottles" around him. Investigators say his death does not appear to be a suicide as there was no note at the scene.

Sage, 36, acted in several films, his debut coming as a kid in Rocky V, but later turned his focus to the business side of cinema, founding the distributor Grindhouse Releasing. "Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone," said a spokesman. "Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever." Click for more. (More Sage Stallone stories.)

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