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Sage Stallone

Lawyer's Story

Doesn't Match Up with Cops

7/15/2012 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sage Stallone's lawyer and longtime friend is painting a picture of Sage in the days leading up to his death that is radically different from what law enforcement sources are telling TMZ.

Attorney George Braunstein claims:

Sage posted pics to Facebook 17 hours before he was found dead.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sage was dead for a minimum of 3 days (and possibly as long as a week) before his body was found. Our sources say no one had heard from him in a full week.  And we're told his room was filled with cigarette butts and reeked of various smells. 

Sage never exhibited any signs of drug use or addiction.
TMZ spoke with Robert Rhine, a magazine publisher who worked with Sage two months ago. He said Sage was "out of it" the entire time he worked with him and it was obvious to him and everyone at the photo shoot that Sage was on something.  And our law enforcement sources say there were multiple pill bottles in his room, some of which were "huge."

Sage didn't drink.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ his room was littered with various items, including empty beer cans.

Our sources say they believe Sage's death was an accident and not intentional.

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1.

fonzie    

Is this lawyer also the family spokesperson? Sounds like they are all in crisis mode.

644 days ago
2.

gamepro    

i think they need to let sage and his family have their privacy and they shouldn't let anything out until we really know how he died

644 days ago
3.

SAY WHAT    

stop the cover up already. he was on DOPE. end of life and end of story.

644 days ago
4.

Lori    

We get it TMZ! Actually we got it even after the lawyer's statement. Let it go - let them grieve.

644 days ago
5.

BB not bb    

Sometimes people need better friends. He is saying Sage was fine and never drank and was the picture of health and then just dropped dead. Who never drinks? Was he a monk also? I think even they drink beer and wine.


If this guy was such a good friend, why was he not there for this person when he was needed. Lots of people are just hangers on and not really friends. They are just there for the ride to take what they can get, even if it is off your dead body.


Just looking at his pictures he looks messed up. Many people said his room was a mess. If he had it all together, what did he die from?

644 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

it was all staged by the cops...they want his dads money....anyone can post to FB from someone elses account at anytime...total BS

644 days ago
7.

NTL    

I don't understand the intense scrutiny of this guys death. He's not a well known celebrity, nor a famous or infamous person. His own father that is the celebrity is past his prime....so leave this death alone.

644 days ago
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Sautxyca    

... As if the public didn't notice all the glaring discrepancies and gaps, i.e., a mystery fiancée. It's an obvious story-kill on the Stallone side; they are in heavy damage-control mode.
All was hunky-dory as Sage's attorney stresses? HIghly unlikely.

644 days ago
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Sautxyca    

As if the public didn't notice the glaring discrepancies that reek of a story-kill. Also, a mystery fiancée?

644 days ago
10.

EastCoastChopper    

Reeked of various smells?

Lying dead for 5-7 days will make that happen...

644 days ago
11.

Yup    

A lawyer trying to spin the truth by saying what obviously isn't the truth? Nah, that's just not possible.

644 days ago
12.

Fat Mike    

Is this the same lawyer who represents Tom Cruise?

644 days ago
13.

Sautxyca    

Really sad story, especially the obvious cover-up.

644 days ago
14.

depplep    

We get it, "Huge" pill bottles, room reeked of various smells, Reclusive. Unless you have something new to report, drop it.

644 days ago
15.

boatrgirl    

Sage lived his life the way he wanted. You can't babysit a 36 year old man. I'm sure the parents will carry alot of guilt for the remainder of time. Shoulda/woulda/coulda. I'm sure Sage hid it from alot of people, not something you go around talking about.

644 days ago
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