Sage Stallone

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Sage Stallone
Sage Moonblood Stallone

(1976-05-05)May 5, 1976
DiedJuly 13, 2012(2012-07-13) (aged 36)
Studio City, California, U.S.
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood Village, California, U.S.
EducationMontclair Preparatory School
Alma materNorth Carolina School of the Arts
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
Years active1990–2010

Sage Moonblood Stallone (May 5, 1976 – July 13, 2012) was an American actor. He was the eldest child of actor Sylvester Stallone.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Sage Stallone was born in Los Angeles, California, the elder son and first child of Sasha Czack and actor Sylvester Stallone. He was the brother of Seargeoh "Seth" Stallone, and half-brother of Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone. He was the nephew of actor and singer Frank Stallone, and grandson of Jackie Stallone. His stepmother was the model and entrepreneur Jennifer Flavin.

Stallone graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School in Van Nuys, California, in 1993, and then studied filmmaking for a year at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.[4]


Stallone at the premiere of Rocky Balboa in 2006

As a child, Stallone made a guest appearance on Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a series that was promoted by his grandmother, Jackie Stallone.[5]

Stallone made his acting debut alongside his father in Rocky V (1990), the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise, playing Robert Balboa Jr., the onscreen son of his father's title character. He also appeared with his father in Daylight (1996).[6] He subsequently appeared in low budget exploitation films.

In 1996, Stallone and film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a Los Angeles–based company dedicated to the restoration and preservation of exploitation films such as Cannibal Holocaust and Gone with the Pope.[7]

In 2006, he did not reprise his Rocky role in Rocky Balboa because he was working on his own film, Vic, his directorial debut. He also wrote and produced the film, which won the "Best New Filmmaker" award at the 2006 Boston Film Festival.[8]

His last projects were appearances in Vincent Gallo's last two films, Promises Written in Water and The Agent. Both films were shown in main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and in the Toronto International Film Festival. A photograph of Stallone as a young child beside his father appears in the 2015 Creed, where it is stated that his character, Robert Balboa Jr., has since moved away to Vancouver.


Stallone was found dead on July 13, 2012, at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles.[7] He was 36 years old. According to reports, he had not been heard from for four days prior to his death.[9] An autopsy by the Los Angeles coroner and toxicology tests determined that Stallone died of coronary artery disease caused by atherosclerosis, with no drugs detected other than an over-the-counter pain remedy.[10] At the time of his death, Stallone was reportedly engaged.[7][11] Stallone's funeral was held on July 21 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Los Angeles.[12] He is interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Rocky V Robert Balboa, Jr.
1993 Fatally Yours Leo
1996 Daylight Vincent
1997 The Manson Family Jay Sebring (voice)
American Hero Price
2002 Reflections of Evil Dan August
2005 Chaos Swan
Alan Yates Himself Director, co-producer
2006 Vic Doc Short film
Writer, director, producer
Moscow Zero Vassily
2007 Oliviero Rising Dr. Stephens
2010 Promises Written in Water The Mafioso
Gone with the Pope No Producer
The Agent Ari Sheinwold Short film
Final film role


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  2. ^ "Sage Stallone Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster (Time Warner). Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Stallone Jr. Hopes Playing Rocky Jr. Won't Cramp His Lifestyle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
  4. ^ Miller, Samantha (December 23, 1996). "Chip Off the Old Rocky". People. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Interview with hot babes of GLOW, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling". Sports Climax. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Leonard, Elizabeth; Nudd, Tim (July 17, 2012). "Sage and Sylvester Stallone: A Story of Heartache and Reconciliation". People. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Pool, Bob (July 14, 2012), "Sage Stallone dies at 36; son of Sylvester Stallone", Los Angeles Times
  8. ^ Dick, Jeremy (September 6, 2019). "Carol Lynley, The Poseidon Adventure & Blue Denim Star, Dies at 77". MovieWeb. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  9. ^ "Sylvester Stallone begs for privacy following the sudden death of his son Sage". Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  10. ^ Duke, Alan (August 31, 2012). "Sage Stallone died of heart attack, not drugs, coroner concludes". CNN. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
  11. ^ Panther, Lewis (July 15, 2012). "Sylvester Stallone in state of shock over son Sage's drugs overdose death". People UK. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  12. ^ "Sage Stallone Laid to Rest". People. July 21, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  13. ^ Meares, Hadley (October 25, 2013). "Eternity with the In-Crowd: Funny Fellows, Doomed Damsels and Hollywood Hangers-on of Westwood Village Memorial Park". KCET. Retrieved August 14, 2022.

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