Last Friday, actor Sylvester Stallone’s 36 year-old son Sage was found dead in his home by his housekeeper, setting off a flurry of media reports stating that it was a potential suicide. But his longtime attorney George Braunstein refutes the suicide claims, instead asserting that it was a terrible accident or health emergency.
Los Angeles police believe that Sage, who was due to be married this week, died of a drug overdose since authorities found a number of prescription pill bottles in his room. But his lawyer isn’t buying that claim either.
“I never knew him to drink alcohol. I never saw him take drugs. I never knew of anything like that at all,” Braunstein said, “I’m going to wait to see the coroner’s report. I think it was either natural causes or a terrible accident. I don’t think it has anything to do with drugs.”
TMZ reported that his death may have been a suicide, but Braunstein and police have ruled that out since they didn’t find a suicide note.
The Los Angeles County coroner is conducting toxicology tests, but it will take several weeks for the results.
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