The Stallone family has been dealt another blow with Sylvester’s half-sister being put in the hospital in critical condition.
The 66-year-old actor is still grieving over the death of his son Sage last month, and now his half-sister, Toni Ann Filiti, is in ICU with lung and liver cancer.
Sylvester’s mother Jackie said Toni Ann, 48, is not doing well and her cancer has spread.
Jackie said, “After losing my grandson, this has been too much to bear. Toni Ann is not doing well at all. She has lung cancer Stage 4, she has liver cancer, it has spread to her brain.
“I am doing terrible after having my grandson go, then my daughter [critical] at 48 years old. It isn’t easy. I don’t know what to do. She has been in UCLA for two weeks. She’s on IVs to stay alive. She is on all kinds of IVs to eat.
“The doctors don’t think she will improve. What can you do? They have done everything; she even entered an experiment. I would like to bring her home.”
Sage Stallone, 36, who was found dead at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles on Friday, his conflicting reports emerging regarding the details of his death.
The autopsy was completed today, but the cause of Sage’s death is still unknown. Toxicology reports may take up to two months to be completed until an official cause of death is released.
Sage’s attorney and longtime friend George Braunstein has spoken out about the untimely death of the 36-year-old actor, revealing he was “very full of life” and was planning to marry in Las Vegas soon. The name of Sage’s girlfriend hasn’t been revealed.
Braunstein said of Sage, “He was very creative, energetic and very full of life. We were just joking about how he was going to get married and have a fun marriage. There was nothing dark or depressing, no problems, certainly no financial problems.”
But, Braunstein’s account of Stallone seems to be very different than what other people have encountered.
Robert Rhine did a photoshoot with Sage in May and said the filmmaker was stumbling around and his speech was slurred.