Whatever they accomplish, parents always see their children as their greatest possession. Even for star Sylvester Stallone, his kids, particularly his late son Sage Moonblood Stallone, are everything. The two had a turbulent relationship because of disagreements in his professional and personal choices, but it was all out of sincere concern for him on the part of the Rocky actor. Stallone was distraught when he found that his firstborn was no longer alive. To deal with the immense pain, he apparently stayed cut off from the rest of the world.
Sage, 36, was discovered dead in his Studio City, Los Angeles residence on July 13, 2012. At the time, prescription medication bottles were seized from his residence, and a toxicology investigation revealed that Sage only had a trace of the sedative hydrocodone in his system.
The Los Angeles County Coroner declared the death natural, claiming that the 36-year-old died as a result of a heart attack caused by a disorder that creates clogged arteries. He was Stallone’s eldest son with his first wife, actress Sasha Czack.
Naturally, his parents were abandoned when the news of his death emerged, the Rocky actor was devastated and grief-stricken and he issued a statement that read, When a parent loses a kid, there is no greater anguish. As a result, he is pleading with individuals to remember his remarkable son’s memories and to show empathy for his loving mother Sasha. This heartbreaking loss will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Sage was their first child and the centre of their existence, and he respectfully asked that his memories and soul be left in peace.
Amidst their disputes, Stallone and Sage always found their way back to each other. When the Rambo actor divorced Sasha amid accusations of an affair, it most likely stressed their relationship even more. Years later, though, they were able to revive their connection when the young man acted as father and son in the film Rocky V, and their on-screen chemistry was apparent. Sage stated that some of the situations in the film were so similar to his real-life experiences that no acting was required.
“You never spent time with me!” I screamed. That was correct. ‘You never spent time with my mum!’ “I was staring my father in the eyes and genuinely saying that,” Sage explained. He added that he got a lot of things out. They were in tears several times. Everything changed after the film. They would go to any length for each other. The love-hate relationship would go back and forth all the time, recounted Stephen Wozniak, a close friend and fellow actor. “‘I adored the uncommon conclusion in Nighthawks that my dad was really fighting for,’ [Sage] would add. And then, a few minutes later, he’d glance in a magazine and remark, ‘Look at these tribal tattoos my father is getting at age 66. What is he doing?’
When he discovered that his father had put Milo Ventimiglia in Rocky Balboa instead of him, the 36-year-old was furious. He did, however, adore it. “He was close to both of his parents and looked up to them,” said his lifelong friend and lawyer George Braunstein. “It was a photo of Sage, then 14, standing close to his father. He looked up to his father.” His demise ripped a hole in his father’s heart. Stallone’s disputes with his kid may have appeared insignificant at the time.
It’s quite difficult. It’s a terrible circumstance, however time will eventually heal it, and you try to get through it, but it’s just a part of life, the bereaved father remarked. He paid homage to Sage after winning the Golden Globe for Creed in 2016. He wanted to honour his memory, and he believed they did, he stated at the time.