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Sly devastated by son's drug death; Prescription pills found in apartment.

Byline: Will Payne

Sylvester Stallone was last night ''devastated and grief-stricken" by his son's sudden death from a suspected drugs overdose.

Sage Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment - with reports suggesting that prescription pills were found at the scene.

It is understood the actor did not leave a suicide note, leading police to believe he killed himself accidentally.

Last night, Rocky star Sly, 66 - who co-starred with Sage in Rocky V - was struggling to come to terms with the news.

His spokesman Michelle Bega said: "Sylvester is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son.

"His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother Sasha. He was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever."

Emergency services were called to the 36-year-old actor's home at 3pm on Friday. Medics tried to revive him for 25 minutes but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A postmortem will be held in the next 24 hours.

Police said they found Sage - who was one of two sons from Sly's marriage to Sasha Czack - while responding to a "welfare check".

But Sage's lawyer George Braunstein claimed he was found by a housekeeper who then made the 911 call.

The lawyer added: "I think it was probably some sort of accident. He was in good spirits, working on all kinds of projects."

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