Heart con­di­tion killed Stal­lone’s son: coro­ner

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS ANGELES — Sylvester Stal­lone’s son Sage died at age 36 from nat­u­ral causes due to a heart con­di­tion, coro­ner’s of­fi­cials said Thurs­day.

Sage Stal­lone’s death on July 13 was at­trib­uted to a con­di­tion that causes block­age of the ar­ter­ies, and no other fac­tors were in­volved. It has been clas­si­fied a nat­u­ral death.

The ac­tor and film di­rec­tor’s sud­den death stunned his fam­ily and friends. Sylvester Stal­lone’s pub­li­cist de­scribed him as “dev­as­tated and grief-stricken” and the ac­tor skipped sev­eral pro­mo­tional events for his film The Ex­pend­ables 2.

Sage Moon­blood Stal­lone was the old­est of Sylvester Stal­lone’s chil­dren and co-starred with his fa­ther in two films. He also be­came in­volved in moviemak­ing, di­rect­ing the 2006 short Vic, which screened at the Palm Springs Film Fes­ti­val.

He made his act­ing de­but in 1990’s Rocky V and ap­peared with his fa­ther in 1996’s Day­light.

Also in 1996, Sage Stal­lone and vet­eran film ed­i­tor Bob Mu­rawski co-founded Grind­house Re­leas­ing, a com­pany ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing the B-movies and ex­ploita­tion films of the 1970s and ’80s.

He was found dead in his home by an em­ployee and a rel­a­tive. No foul play had been sus­pected, and tox­i­col­ogy re­sults showed only a min­i­mal amount of hy­drocodone in his sys­tem.

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