Sage Stallone private funeral held in Los Angeles, report says
A private funeral was reportedly held for Sage Stallone, the son of actor and director Sylvester Stallone, on Saturday, July 21 in Los Angeles.
Family and friends of the 36-year-old gathered at St. Martin of Tours, a Catholic Church in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, E! News reports. Stallone's parents, Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack, led the procession.
Czack reportedly requested that mourners make a donation to Autism Speaks in lieu of flowers. Czack's second child with Sylvester Stallone, a son named Seargeoh, is autistic.
Sage Stallone was found dead at his Studio City home on July 13 after police conducted a welfare check on his home after no one had heard from him for several days. The LAPD said in a statement there were no signs of forced entry or any other criminal activity that would currently prompt a "criminal investigation."
On July 16, Sylvester Stallone released a statement urging people to respect the memory of his oldest son.
"This is in reference to the speculation and questionable reporting surrounding the death of my son Sage," his father said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday, July 16. "Because when a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain."
It was previously reported that Stallone's family met with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office on July 17 over concerns of Stallone's health prior to his death. The family was concerned that the 36-year-old was overmedicated before his death. It was unclear if Stallone's father, actor and director Sylvester Stallone, attended the meeting.
Authorities do not believe that Sage Stallone was a drug addict due to his weight at the time of his death, ABC News reported on July 19.
Sage Stallone was the son of Sylvester Stallone and his first wife Sasha Czack. The couple also has a son named Seargeoh Stallone. Stallone and Czack divorced in 1985. Sylvester Stallone also has three daughters with current wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone.
Sage appeared in his father's film "Rocky V" in 1990 as the son of Sylvester's famous character Rocky Balboa.
He went on to appear in other films like "Daylight," which also starred his father, "Chaos" and "Promises Written in Water." He also wrote and directed a 2006 short film called "Vic."