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Sly’s trib­ute to ‘ ec­cen­tric’ mum

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HOL­LY­WOOD hard­man Sylvester Stal­lone has paid a mov­ing trib­ute to his mother Jackie, who has died aged 98.

Post­ing a photo on Twit­ter of the celebrity as­trologer wear­ing box­ing gloves, Rocky star Sly wrote: “A mother who has al­ways be­lieved and en­cour­aged her sons.

“She will be re­mem­bered for her charism and un­con­di­tional love.”

Jackie’s death was an­nounced by another son, singer Frank, on Face­book.

He wrote: “It was hard not to like her, she was a very ec­cen­tric and flam­boy­ant per­son. Her mind was as sharp as a ra­zor till the day she died. She never wore a mask, a true rev­o­lu­tion­ary gal.”

Jackie was mar­ried three times and had three sons and a daugh­ter, Toni D’Alto, who died in 2012.

The as­trologer and women’s wrestling pro­moter had a mem­o­rable stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2005.

It was much to the shock of co- house­mate and for­mer daugh­terin- law Brigitte Nielsen, with whom she had a frosty re­la­tion­ship.

Jackie was evicted af­ter four days, fol­low­ing clashes with rac­ing pun­dit John McCrir­ick.

Ra­zor sharp… Jackie Stal­lone

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