Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage died at age 36 from natural causes due to a heart condition, according to the coroner’s report released today.
Sage died on July 13 of a heart attack and no other factors were involved. His death is classified a natural death.
Coroner Chief Craig Harvey said Sage Stallone had a history of being a heavy smoker, but his family said Sage had tried to cut back and recently began using an electric cigarette.
No drugs were found in Sage’s system except for a low level of Hydrocodone, more commonly known as Vicodin.
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Scott Ross, a Stallone family friend, who had assisted with the investigation of Sage’s death, spoke out about his official cause of death.
Ross said, “Here are the facts: Sage was diagnosed at age 10 with a heart murmur, he led a very sedentary lifestyle and also had an addiction to cigarettes – he smoked up to two packs a day – and drank a LOT of sugary soda.
“There was never any evidence that Sage was a drug dealer, was taking drugs or tried to kill himself.
“The empty prescription pill bottles recovered from Sage’s house were going to be used as props in an upcoming movie he was going to be working on.”
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Sage was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone’s children and co-starred with his dad in two movies.
He made his acting debut in 1990′s “Rocky V” and appeared with his father in 1996′s “Daylight.”