Did dental surgery kill Sage Stallone?
Sage’s mother, Sasha Czack, has reportedly broken her silence following her son’s mysterious death. Czack, the first wife of Sylvester Stallone, said Sage, 36, was taking painkillers after having five teeth removed two weeks before he was found dead in his Studio City home on Friday.
In an interview with The New York Post, Sasha says she warned her son against the procedure.
“I told him not to do that. I’ve heard about people dying having multiple procedures done to your mouth. Do not have more than one tooth [pulled].”
The Los Angeles coroner confirmed pill bottles were recovered from Sage’s home, but toxicology results could take up to six weeks to be released.
Dr. Lana Rozenberg, a cosmetic dentist, told Entertainment Tonight:
“We try to limit the amount of pills prescribed just to make sure the patient does not abuse them.”
Rozenberg never treated Sage, but as an experienced practitioner she went on to add:
“[Medication] will eliminate the pain, but it does sometimes have consequences to it.”
Sylvester, 66, said he was “devastated and grief-stricken” over his son’s death. The pair had become close while filming the 1990 sports drama Rocky V, in which Sage played his father’s on-screen son.
A funeral for the younger Stallone has been set for noon on Saturday, July 21 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. The burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.