Sylvester Stallone Pleads with Public to Respect Son's Memory

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With rumors continuing to circulate regarding the death of Sage Stallone - did he overdose? Was his corpse lying around for three days prior to being found? - the 36-year old's famous father has released a new statement.

"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," Sylvester Stallone tells TMZ. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."

Sage Stallone in Rocky V

As pictured above, the Stallones starred in 1990's Rocky V as father and son and, by all accounts, were close in real life.

Sage's cause of death remains unknown, while sources say his case has been moved to the Robbery Homicide because it is so high profile.

"This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives," the actor concludes. "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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