Sylvester Stallone’s nephew blasts actor for son’s death

Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone's nephew has blamed the actor for his son's death. Edd Filiti - the son of the Rocky star's half-sister Toni Ann - has vented his anger at the 66-year-old actor and his wife Jennifer Flavin, claiming they neglected Sage Stallone, 36, who was found unresponsive at his Studio City apartment in Los Angeles on Friday (13.07.12), and says they "don't care" about his passing. Referring to Sylvester not returning Sage's call when he rang to wish his father happy birthday recently, Edd wrote on his Facebook page: "What did he do wrong, say happy birthday? Neither you [Stallone's wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father. I know you don't care what happened, but you'll care when you're squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion. You people make me f***ing sick." Edd, 18, also claims Jennifer - who has been married to Sylvester since 1997 - "tore this family apart" when she tied the knot with the actor. In the post, which has since been deleted, he continued: "Jennifer Flavin, you won. You tore this family apart and got your trophy, Congrats! Like you told my family, 'I'm Sly's family now, he doesn't [need] you anymore.' Lets see how much he needs you after this. (sic)" Despite Edd's claims, Sylvester has been left devastated after Sage - his son from his first marriage to Sasha Czack - passed away, saying there is "no greater pain" than losing a child and "begging" for the actor's memory to be "left in peace." He said: "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. 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." An initial autopsy on Sage's body has proved inconclusive and the cause of his death is not expected to be known for up to two months until toxicology tests have been completed.

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  1. anonymous2 • July 17, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    Lots of people forget about their kids after a marriage or relationship break up.

  2. Ivan Ocaña • July 17, 2012 @ 3:59 PM

    Our feelings blind our thoughts, this guy, Edd has to be very careful when he opens his mouth. God bless you, man. You certainly have some issues you have to deal with. Let me give you a piece of advice: before you open your mouth, think it over for a very long time, start by reading The Bible, then God will teach how to properly refer to other’s suffering. We all make mistakes, and apologysing would be a very important first step. God Bless, Sage and his family!

  3. Coop • July 17, 2012 @ 7:50 PM

    To the above comments,of course you believe Stallone because he is a celebrity and he couldn’t possibly be an insensitive a**hole who cares only for himself.
    Besides the words of a relative,who is obviously close to the situation,upteen rumours have circulated for years on what a piece of work this guy is.Give your heads a shake,I know he’s lost a child and that is horrorific but it would be nice if he cared in life as much as he seems to in death.

  4. C-Dub • July 17, 2012 @ 8:22 PM

    What people might not remember is he did care about his son. Remember it was Sage who played his son in ‘Rocky V’, and if anyone remembers it was Sage who was a co-star in ‘Daylight’. I remember an internew with Sage and Sylvester in Daylight and Sage came across like he was the star and primadonna actor and Sylvester actually stuck up for his sons rude and mis directed comments.
    I think Sylvester and Sage maybe grew apart but how do we know and who are we to judge? I think Edd blames Jennifer Flavin more than anyone but maybe Edd’s comments are unwarrented and mis-directed. Again, who are we to know all 3 sides? Both people and the truth?

  5. Mary • July 18, 2012 @ 11:37 PM

    I agree that we don’t know their relationship in real life, but putting your kid in two of your movies 19 and 15 years ago certainly doesn’t prove he cares or continued to care.

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