Sylvester Stallone’s son’s death not drug related says coroner


Sage Stallone did not die from a drugs overdose but from a heart attack a coroner has concluded.  The 36-year-old son of actor Sylvester Stallone was found dead at his Los Angeles home on July 13.

An autopsy has discovered that Mr Stallone died from atherosclerosis, which brought on a heart attack, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner said.

The results of the autopsy will give some comfort to Stallone’s family.  Sylvester Stallone made a public appeal last month for an end to “speculation and questionable reporting” about his son using drugs.

“Because when a parent loses a child there is no greater pain,” Stallone said. “Therefore I am imploring people to respect my wonderfully talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother, Sasha, because this agonising loss will be felt for the rest of our lives.

“Sage was our first child and the centre of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace.”