TMZ reports that Sage Stallone was dead in his room for a minimum of 3-4 days and possibly as long as a week, according to law enforcement sources connected with the case.
Coroner’s officials are still investigating the death of 36-year-old Sage Stallone who has reportedly overdosed on prescription pills found at the scene.
Meanwhile, a source told TMZ that Sage “lived like Howard Hughes” and often spent days in his room which was “littered with junk,” including an enormous number of cigarette butts, beer and soda cans, and food.
Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone’s children and co-starred with his father in two films. He was the first of two sons Stallone had with first wife Sasha Czack.
Sage Stallone was found dead by a housekeeper. Sage was reportedly living like a hermit; no one had spoken with him since a week ago Friday.
Although the housekeeper had been at his home earlier this week, she had specific ongoing instructions never to enter Sage’s room. The housekeeper was told to never even knock at the door.
The housekeeper allegedly discovered the body after Stallone’s mother, Sasha Czack, was unable to reach her son and requested she check on him.
One law enforcement source called Sage’s room “disgusting,” saying it reeked of various smells. The enforcement sources also said it was pretty clear from the evidence they saw that Sage’s death was an accident.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles police said there is no evidence of foul play in the death of Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, reports LA Times.
The cause of death is still not clear.
No suicide note was found, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said, though prescription bottles were recovered from the home on Mulholland Drive in the Studio City area. Winter could not say what kind of medication bottles or how many, and whether they had a role in the death, writes The Huff Post.
Winter added that an autopsy will be performed in the next few days and investigators will look into Stallone’s medical history, but a cause of death was likely to take several weeks while toxicology tests are performed.
“Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone,” says publicist Michelle Bega in a statement. “Hiscompassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever.”
Sage Stallone made his acting debut in 1990′s Rocky V and also appeared with his father in 1996′s “Daylight.”
“Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever,” Bega said.
Sage Stallone, who had no children, was briefly married to Starlin Wright. That union was annulled in 2008.
George Braunstein, an attorney who has represented Sage Stallone for 15 years, said friends and acquaintances had become concerned because they hadn’t heard from Stallone in the past day.
“(Sage) was full of life, a wonderful, loving person,” says Braunstein. “The last time I talked to him a few days ago he was saying he was getting married, he had a lot of things he was working on and seemed very enthusiastic. There was no indication there was any problem.”
Sylvester Stallone appeared Thursday at Comic-Con, the San Diego pop culture festival, to promote his upcoming film “Expendables 2” with friend and co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was not clear whether he had remained at the convention or had returned to Los Angeles Friday.