Sage Stallone, 36, who was found dead at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles on Friday, his conflicting reports emerging regarding the details of his death.
The autopsy was completed today, but the cause of Sage’s death is still unknown. Toxicology reports may take up to two months to be completed until an official cause of death is released.
Sage’s attorney and longtime friend George Braunstein has spoken out about the untimely death of the 36-year-old actor, revealing he was “very full of life” and was planning to marry in Las Vegas soon. The name of Sage’s girlfriend hasn’t been revealed.
Braunstein said of Sage, “He was very creative, energetic and very full of life. We were just joking about how he was going to get married and have a fun marriage. There was nothing dark or depressing, no problems, certainly no financial problems.”
But, Braunstein’s account of Stallone seems to be very different than what other people have encountered.
Robert Rhine did a photoshoot with Sage in May and said the filmmaker was stumbling around and his speech was slurred.
Rhine said he arrived at Sage’s home and could tell immediately that he was “on something”.
The editor-in-chief of Girls and Corpses magazine used Sage’s apartment as a setting for the shoot because the subject of the shoot had known Sage for years.
Rhine revealed it took Stallone 45 minutes to even answer the door and that he would speak for just a few seconds before just walking away.
He described Sage’s behavior as “similar to Ozzy Osbourne” and that his home was a mess.
Police authorities also reported that Sage’s bedroom was “disgusting” and was littered with cigarette butts and empty cans.
Rhine said he wasn’t surprised when he heard the sad news of Sage’s death. He revealed, “I saw the signs. When everyone from the shoot heard the news, none of us were surprised.”
Coroner Ed Winter confirmed there were prescription medication bottles found near Sage’s body.
But Stallone’s lawyer said of his friend, “Sage didn’t even drink. There was a report that his room was filled with liquor bottles. Actually, they were empty bottles of Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda.
“His mother [Sasha Czack] is devastated. They’re trying to sort everything out and plan a funeral. Sylvester called, he’s upset too. They may be celebs, but they’re regular parents. It’s tragic.”
Sage’s body was discovered by a housekeeper who dialed 911. Insiders report he had been dead for at least several days.
Sage’s father Sylvester was in San Diego attending Comic Con when he learned of his son’s death.
The Rambo star is said to be in shock and devastated.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has starred in several films with Sylvester released a statement saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with Sly and his family. Sly has become a great friend over the past couple decades, and I know how important his children are to him.
“I want him to know that my family and I, and his fans all over the world, support him during this difficult time.”