On Friday, Sylvester Stallone's son Sage was found dead in his home in Los Angeles in what was assumed to be an apparent overdose.
The autopsy was completed over the weekend, but the results and actual cause of death will not be final until the toxicology report, which usually takes about1-2 months.
The 36-year-old actor was reportedly engaged at the time of his death and was working on various film projects. Law enforcement officials say the death was most likely an accident, his body was found by the maid and there was no suicide note.
Sly has asked that the public respect his privacy during this very difficult time of grieving, telling TMZ, “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 added that he wants the “speculation and questionable reporting” to stop and says, “this agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. 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.”
Sage made his acting debut in “Rocky V” and even appeared with his father in 1996’s “Daylight.”
His rep George Braunstein has said that Sage was “a full of life filmmaker with his whole future ahead of him, he was just very up and enthusiastic and positive. I think [his death] was probably some sort of accident.”