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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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16.

Heather    

It is tragic and traumatic to lose a family member so young but Sage Stallone obviously had some complex psychological problems that weren't addressed. He lived like a hermit for long periods of time? He had a brief 10 month marriage that was annulled to a woman who is all but invisible? He supposedly was getting married again to whom...animal-mineral-vegetable? Lastly, he loathed going to a gym in contrast to his father who was a muscle and fitness icon.

There were some incredible demons at work in his psyche.

740 days ago
17.

Sautxyca    

The savvy LA cops know the difference between a beer can or bottle and a cream-soda container. There are more deaths by prescription-medication misuse than by car accidents now (last night's news revelation). The younger Stallone has lots of company — especially from Hollywood.

740 days ago
18.

BB not bb    

His eyes look vacant and distant, like he is almost souless our out of touch with his soul. He looks very lonely and isolated and desperate for attention. That is the impression I get.


It is possible to seem like you have it all when you really have nothing. Maybe people thought he had such a good life that they didn't notice or care about his pain.


People are very self centered any more and those who feel isolated and cut off are just swept under the rug out of sight. No one wants to bear another's burden and help them with their issues. People are all in the fast lane serving "Me, Me, Me".


Some people even intentionally seek others to suck the life from, because they are already so soulless and selfish that they just don't care. Just because someone is a star does not mean they are above other people, they suffer and have deficiencies like everyone else, and their families suffer the same way.

740 days ago
19.

kim    

OK, lets see how they cover up some things in this case.. RIP to the young man..but lets see how quickly they let this rest unlike they did Whitney.. and i know on ehing a drug addict is a drug addict.. dont give a damn what damn color they are.. you have your white ones just like black ones.. and those prescription pill poppers who who lie to different Drs to get more pills are the worst.. and not to leave those alcoholics out.. all drug users..let who ever died from drugs rest in peace!

740 days ago
20.

Sautxyca    

Even Rocky or Rambo can't save a 36-year-old man if he doesn't want to save himself. Sad story.

740 days ago
21.

Katmc.    

TMZ let him rest in peace. This is a celebrity reporting site, I get it, but he is also someone's son. Let it go.

740 days ago
22.

Pam    

They are trying to protect Sage's father's reputation.

Damage Control, Damage Control, Damage Control.

You never hear Slyvester talk about Sage or his son who has Autism.

He only mentions his children with Jennifer Flavin.

Unfortunately, that happens sometimes in second marriages.

740 days ago
23.

Laura    

Look at some of his most recent photos... the color of his skin looks ashy... NOT GOOD! I would say... AN OVERDOSE! Money + Power = Access to any kind of drug they choose! Shame on the parents of these young children who get their children hooked on any prescription pills and introducing their children to alcohol as well! SHAME ON YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

740 days ago
24.

parlayer    

now why would anybody want to commit suiside when it could by accident???. I think i'll wait my turn. heaven? yes, although not today.

740 days ago
25.

Perky    

It must've stunk in that room if his corpse had been attracting maggots and critters for up to a week. How does on attempt resuscitation on a decomposing pile of rotten meat ?

740 days ago
26.

christy    

This was a very beautiful man who should not havfe been left in this situation. He should have had help from those who knew and loved him..... a long time ago

740 days ago
27.

She's baaaack    

I thought he was a very nice looking man except he had his father's lips. Stallone always looked like he was sucking something out of his teeth with those lips.

740 days ago
28.

Laura    

THE REAL TRUTH IS, SYLVESTOR STALLONE LET HIS SON DOWN!! HE WAS OFF MAKING ANOTHER MOVIE AND FAILED TO SEE HIS CHILD'S SUFFERING!! IT MUST BE A HORRIBLE FEELING AT THIS POINT! : (

740 days ago
29.

shanice    

SHUT UP Tmz, just shut it!
You can't name the RX names on the labels .. it could be anything from motrin to sinus medications to any type of drugs.
I was on his facebook page prior to his death & yes, he posted a photo of he and a friend holding a glass of wine .. not sipping it.
Various smells of? God you idiots. I'm sure smoking was the #1 smell in his room when he died because HELLO he smoked!
His mother has admitted he wasn't dead for days or weeks so stop the BS!!!

740 days ago
30.

parlayer    

he probably voted obozo, he didn't feel like a man as he never had the responsibilty of himself cause daddy did it for him. everybody probably told him he was all that!! and he knew he was a generic pawn like all of us.

740 days ago
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