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Sylvester Stallone 'devastated' after son's death
Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead in his Hollywood apartment.
The 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone, has been found dead in his Hollywood home, leaving the actor grief-stricken, his publicist said.
Exact details surrounding the death have yet to be confirmed, but an autopsy is scheduled to take place in the next 48 hours.
"Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son," publicist Michelle Bega said in a statement.
"His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha."
She added: "Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever."
Sylvester pictured with his son Sage and his wife Jennifer Flavin.
A coroner has confirmed that there was no sign of foul play or trauma surrounding the death and no suicide note was found.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter also added that bottles of prescription pills were recovered from the flat, but it was unclear what medication they contained or whether they were connected with the death.
Mr Winter told the Associated Press that it will take several weeks before toxicology tests can be completed, despite an initial autopsy being held in the next 48 hours.
Sage's attorney George Braunstein said on Friday evening (July 13): "I have just gotten a report that he was found dead at his home.
"He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of projects. He was planning on getting married. I am just devastated. He was an extremely wonderful, loving guy. This is a tragedy."
An LAPD spokesperson confirmed that Sage was found dead alone after police carried out a 'welfare check' when someone couldn't establish contact with him.
"There is no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity", the rep added.
Sylvester is 'devastated' with the news.
Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone's children and co-starred with his father in two films.
He was the first of two sons Stallone had with first wife Sasha Czack.
Sage Stallone made his acting debut in 1990's Rocky V and also appeared with his father in 1996's Daylight. He also directed the 2006 short Vic, which was screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival.