After the painful loss of his first-born son Sylvester Stallone spoke publicly for the first time with TMZ to express his sorrow and to ask for personal space from the media during his time of grieving.
Stallone sent the website a touching photo of him and his son taken by famed photographer Bruce Weber and revealed that he wants "the speculation and questionable reporting" to stop.
Stallone added, "When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain. Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."
He went on, "This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. 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."