July 16th, 2012
02:44 PM ET
The news of Sage Stallone's death has left some questioning the cause, but his father, action star Sylvester Stallone, has asked for everyone to cease the speculation and let his son rest in peace.
Sage passed away at 36 on Friday, and the cause of death is still unknown. An autopsy was completed on Sunday, and a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner told CNN this weekend that the cause of death won't be officially known for another two months.
Dad Sylvester has since spoken out about what he calls "speculation and questionable reporting" on Sage's death, asking for compassion.
"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," the 66-year-old actor said. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my wonderfully talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha, because this agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives."
Sylvester continued, "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."
At the time of his death, Sage was engaged to be married, his lawyer told Los Angeles TV station KNBC, and was working on a variety of film projects.
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