Film star Sylvester Stallone pleaded on Monday for the public to leave his son's "memory and soul" in peace amid a tabloid media frenzy over the aspiring actor and filmmaker's death at age 36.
Sage Stallone was found dead on Friday in his home in Hollywood. Los Angeles County Coroner's examiners conducted an autopsy on Sunday, but say the results and a cause of death would not be re-leased for weeks pending toxicology and other tests.
"When a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain," Sylvester Stallone said in a statement released through his publicist. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother, Sasha."
Sage Stallone is the son of the 66-year-old action film star and his first wife, Sasha Czack. The couple divorced in 1985 after about 10 years of marriage.
Source: The Vancouver Sun