Sage Stallone, who was Sylvester’s first child with ex-wife Sasha Czack, was discovered in his Los Angeles apartment July 13. Reportedly, he died from a drug overdose.
Sources say Sage lived like a “hermit” and “no one had spoken with him since a week ago Friday.” He “lived like” the reclusive Hollywood mogul Howard Hughes. Sage often spent days alone in his room, which was “littered with junk,” including cigarette butts, beer cans and food. A law enforcement source adds that Sage’s room was “disgusting” and reeked of various odors.
Shortly after the Rocky star learned of his son’s passing, he released a statement. “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken,” his rep said. “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.”
Sage followed in his father’s footsteps by making his big-screen debut as a teen in Rocky V, playing Rocky Balboa’s son, Robert. In 2006, he made his directorial debut with Vic.
Sage is survived by his two parents, brother Seargeoh, 33, and three sisters Sophia, 15, Sistine, 14, and Scarlet, 10.