This past Friday (July 13th, 2012), Sage Stallone, son of the well-known Rocky-series actor Sylvester Stallone, has died at the age of 36. Like his father, Sage was also involved in various aspects of the entertainment industry, such as: acting, producing, and screenwriting.
Sage was mostly known for his role as "Robert Balboa, Jr." alongside his father in Rocky V. Other works that Sage was involved with have been listed below, along with his character (source: IMDb).
- The Devil Inside Me (Leo)
- Reflections of Evil (Dan August)
- Oliviero Rising (Dr. Jeffries)
- Promises Written in Water (The Mafioso)
- The Agent (Ari Sheinwold)
To see Sage acting alongside his father, please view the YouTube clip provided below.
According to USA Today, an autopsy on Sage was completed; however, the toxicology results (which will determine the cause for Sage's death) are currently pending.
Update (08.31.12): TMZ reports that the County Coroner of Los Angeles determined that Sage died of natural causes (heart attack), and that there was not any recent trace of drugs within his system.
Various fans from Twitter have been paying homage to the talented son of "Sly" Stallone:
RIP Sage Stallone. Remember him as the son in Rocky V. My heart goes out to the Stallone family.
Saddened to hear one of my heroes Sylvester Stallone lost his son Sage, he passed away today. My heart goes out to him. RIP Sage Stallone.
I was shocked to hear about the death of Sage Stallone. Only 36 years old. Yikes. R.I.P.
RIP Sage Moonblood Stallone. Rocky V will never be viewed the same again.
Our thoughts and hearts are with Sage Stallone and his family. May he rest in peace.