Sage Stallone: Dad Sylvester Stallone Remembers Him Following Golden Globe Win for "Creed"

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Sage Stallone was the son of actor Sylvester Stallone. Sage died in 2012 at the age of 36 of heart disease. He appeared in Rocky V alongside his famous dad.

Following Sylvester Stallone's Golden Globes win on Sunday night--he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Creed--the actor remembered Sage Stallone.

It was after reporters asked him what impact his son's death had on his work that Stallone opened up about Sage.

"Wow, that's a very heavy question," he said. "Any time you can do things that are real, I think it's very, very helpful, and with my son, I want to respect his memory, and I think we did so."

Earlier in the evening, Sylvester Stallone walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes, flanked by wife Jennifer Flavin, and daughters Sistine, Sophia, and Scarlet Stallone. Only Sage Stallone was noticeably absent from the portrait they made.

"They really have no idea who I am, and that's okay, because I was a kind of peripatetic actor, on the road all the time, and I really wasn’t in the moment," Sylvester Stallone said of today's fans while in the press room. "Then I realized family is everything, and that's the greatest award that you get, because in the end, when you're on your deathbed, you're going to basically be judged on how you raised your kids and what you left behind, so finally they get to understand that they have a caring father, that movies are wonderful, but they pale in comparison to the movie of life, which is making them go on into the future and be very, very successful. That's my duty, that's my mission, and I give my wife all the credit because I'm pretty pathetic as a parent. She's great."

Sylvester Stallone no doubt did his late son Sage Stallone proud when he took the stage at the Golden Globes to accept his Best Supporting Actor win.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.