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Sylvester Stallone

I'm Grief-Stricken

7/16/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sylvester Stallone tells TMZ he is devastated by the death of his son Sage Stallone and wants "the speculation and questionable reporting" to stop.

Stallone -- who gave us this picture of him with Sage taken in 1991 by famed photog Bruce Weber -- says, "When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain. Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."

Sly goes on to say, "This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives," adding, "Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace."

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31.

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

Sad.

773 days ago
32.

Smoothie    

of course TMZ's response to all requests for privacy is FU MOTHEREFFER we make $ off death and hardship and other people's weaknesses, mistakes, folly, and lives. FU and your request.


$$$$$$$$$$$

773 days ago
33.

solvent    

Read between the lines. This is typical Hollywood bullsh*t from Stallone. The kid can't just be his SON, it has to be his "TALENTED" son. Image is everything even after death.
No wonder the guy was all f''d up.

773 days ago
34.

Dale    

Unfortunately, sites like this will exploit his death under the pretense that the public has the right to know. A person's wishes are not the first priority to gossip sites.

773 days ago
35.

Katmc.    

I love the picture he chose to share, I'm sure it was one of many taken that day.

773 days ago
36.

get a life ho    

To me this is sickening , pure spin and damage control on Slys part posting a picture about the last time they actually spent any real time together around the making of Rocky 5 . Sage was in hurt & pain and constantly talked about being not welcome into his dads "new family " Sage and his brother who you NEVER hear or read about were discarded like trash . I saw & heard it first hand fom Sage's mouth . I have no doubt about his grief but SS owes everyone the truth and he won't heal IMO until he owns up to the father he was or should I say wasn't . Sage told me his father was ashamed of him being overweight and an embarassment to him and some name calling that a father should never say . Some fatherly love huh ?
I am numb and heartbroken over Sages' passing and below is a re-post of my earlier comment . I felt compelled to state real facts after so much non-sense and conjecture and speculation posted here . People should know the truth . Sage was a wonderful guy who sadly had an addiction to pain pills . It can be argued where that pain started but it came from not being loved by his father whom Sage did love and admire but that love and admiration was not reciprocated . XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


I personally knew Sage for very well for about 10 years being his next door neighbor back in 2002 (not his current house ) and 99% of whats posted hereabout him couldn't be further from the truth .

Sage was not close to his father at all and alienated after Sly divorced his mom . His new family became all that mattered according to Sage .

Sage was fighting his demons as long as I knew him ( vicodin / norco ) and wouldn't let anyone help him because it was not out of control etc . denial etc .

Sage was the nicest kindest person you can imagine .
Sage was married a few years ago and had the marriage anulled a short time later .
Sage had very few friends and was lonely guy and a loner with the exception of a few people in the ent. biz .

This is a tragedy that had the writing on the wall for well over 10 years.
ANYONE around him knew of his demons except his family . None of his friends that I knew encouraged or enabled this behavior.
If his dad bothered to give Sage any love or thought into his life this would have never happened .
Sage told me he was raised by maids , nannies , and gardeners as his dad was never there always away making movies . This made him forever sad .
Im sure his dad is devistated but when it was time to be there for him and be a father its the sad truth he was never there .
I will miss my friend dearly and hope that other celebs think about their children first & career second .

R.I.P. Sage Moonblood Stallone

773 days ago
37.

Lauren    

Um... TMZ this is clearly aimed at you, and the rest of the media.
Poor Sly, imagine the pain of losing a child then think how much harder it is, when people who never knew him are slandering his name.
I do feel bad for coming on here sometimes, because if I and everyone else didn't read this crap, then TMZ wouldn't even have a website to spout all this rubbish!
Anyway, R.I.P Sage.

773 days ago
38.

ThePhoenix    

Okay I have nothing else to add on this. Ever.

773 days ago
39.

annie stu    

leave the stallone family alone,is there anyone at tmz who has children,imagine how you would feel with a loss like this,let them greve in peace then we all go back to our gossip tmz that we love

773 days ago
40.

annie stu    

let the family be in peace,are there any tmz employees who have children,can they not feel this pain of losing a child,let them grieve in peace,then we can get back to the gossip of tmz we hate to love

773 days ago
41.

gamepro    

now will you stop reporting about sage and let sly grieve in peace

773 days ago
42.

Barkingboy    

This is a time to back off TMZ !!!!!

773 days ago
43.

Sylar    

I guarantee if it was Harvey's son that died he wouldn't want people posting all that crap about his child.. But then again.. It's all about the money.. Isn't it.

I don't blame Sly for asking people to have a little compassion.. TMZ should be ashamed of themselves for posting all the dirt on his son. It's tragic enough to lose your son but then to have TMZ post story after story that he was a slob, etc.

773 days ago
44.

brad    

This has gotta be very hard for Sylvester. He's one of the last Hollywood actors who should have this happen to him. Sly has always been a class act as a human being as well as a good actor, producer, director, writer, etc. The scourge of prescription drugs has hit yet another Hollywood family. It's like an epidemic like bubonic plague. RIP Sage. Yo Rocky .... keep on living life to the fullest. Stay in the ring and keep fighting.

773 days ago
45.

TMP    

I hope that TMZ can respect these wishes...

773 days ago
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