Sylvester Stallone’s Nephew Edd Filiti Blames Him For Sage Stallone’s Death

In A Facebook Rant - Sylvester Stallone Nephew Blames Him For His Son Sage's Death

The nephew of Sylvester Stallone has lashed out at the star in the wake of Sage Stallone‘s mysterious death. Sage was found dead in his Studio City home on July 13 2012 and police told TMZ that evidence pointed to an accidental death.

Edd Filiti (18) claims Stallone had failed to return his son’s calls when he wished his father happy birthday on July 6. Edd did what so many of us have done in time of severe trauma – he went on Facebook to air his anger at Sylvester Stallone and his wife, Jennifer Flavin. Filiti is Sage’s cousin and the son of Stallone’s half-sister Toni Ann.

In a series of livid Facebook status updates, Filiti wrote, “What did he do wrong, say happy birthday[…] Neither you [Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father. I know you don’t care what happened, but you’ll care when your (sic) squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion.”

Filiti continued in the rant with, “You people make me f**king sick!”

Filiti did not end there, but irately and wrathfully lambasted Stallone’s wife, “Jennifer, I’m glad your stepmother workload has lessened, one less member of the family to keep away, one less distraction. Jennifer Flavin, you won. Your tore this family apart and got your trophy, Congrats! Like you told my family, ‘I’m Sly’s family now, he doesn’t need you anymore.’ Let’s see how much he needs you after this.”

A source close to the family revealed exclusively to Celebuzz.com, “Sage was not allowed in his father’s home and he admitted to other family members of his devastation that he’d seemingly been cut out of his father’s life,” a family friend revealed. Sage idolized his father but they had become estranged in recent time. It crushed him.”

An autopsy was carried out on Sunday, but toxicology reports are only due back in ten weeks, until then we can only speculate as to what happened to the 36 year old film maker at the time of his death.

Meanwhile, the Stallone family reached out to the public in a statement and said, “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 [Czack]. 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 in full left in peace.”

This whole tragedy is a voyeuristic glance at the parenting of one of Hollywood’s most well-known actors. It is also a catastrophic blow to the Stallone family. Filiti’s rant on Facebook is an understandable method to cope with the difficult situation, but the loss of a loved one cannot be justified by regrets and finger pointing. We truly hope, for the sake of Sage Stallone’s memory, that Sylvester Stallone is not the one to blame for his death. It is hard enough to deal with the loss of a child. The public scrutiny which Sylvester Stallone will be experiencing will be an added stressor to an already volatile situation.

Let us know in the comments below if you think Edd Filiti is speaking the truth.

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6 responses to “Sylvester Stallone’s Nephew Edd Filiti Blames Him For Sage Stallone’s Death”

  1. Sherry says:

    Wow.  They found Sage dead exactly one week after sylvesters birthday.  If what Ed said is true about sly not returning Sage’s phone calls and not allowing him over to the house, then it could have upset him to the point of taking too many pills.
    I never liked sly after his highly publicized cheating on his first wife.  Any man who has two small children at home and does what sly did to his first family in my opinion is just plain rotten.

  2. Sherry says:

    Wow.  They found Sage dead exactly one week after sylvesters birthday.  If what Ed said is true about sly not returning Sage’s phone calls and not allowing him over to the house, then it could have upset him to the point of taking too many pills.
    I never liked sly after his highly publicized cheating on his first wife.  Any man who has two small children at home and does what sly did to his first family in my opinion is just plain rotten.

    • To Sherry Tues July 17, 2012 ( :

      Sherry you dont Know me I am telling you that Sly is my
      all time hero not yours It made me made mad inside what you said about Sly in your comment I Did’nt even
      appreciate that at all I really don’t I really borthered me
      when you said about sly you know what I am telling
      you this in a nice way and leave Sly alone and I am
      his biggest number one Fan not you . Sherry I am
      telling that Don’t send me back a comment please
      dont I dont need this from you girl  right now .
                                                            Teriee Hutchings
                                                             Farmington,utah

  3. Lindalisherness says:

    I do believe what the nephew says is likely true.  Way too much anger in his facebook rants to be imagination.  I believe the current wife is probably happy now.

  4. A_classic_is_back says:

    I don’t think its fair to point fingers at anyone. Its easy to jump on the band wagon and tear down people All families have issues and they are no different.  And yes the young man was angry probably close to his cousin and is hurt. And im sure there is some truth to what he says but hey Parents are their to parent there kids not be best buddies and sometimes the hammer has to come down when warranted.  This family should not be made to feel guilty , or be the Scapegoat, and people shouldn’t tear down the wife either.  Again pointing fingers when we dont’ know the whole story.  The main thing everyone should focus on here is a gentle sensitive soul has passed on and is in Gods care and a family who is very sad and grieving. I think we can all give them a little respect at this time don’t you?

  5. K221 says:

    ya i saw the photos of the funeral and sly didnt look devestated.
    i agree with the other poster about how he treated the first wife.
    his affair with susan anton and leaving his wife to live with her while she took care of two little children, one child of his has autism.
    from what i can see, sly let his fame go to his head and forgot those who were with him before he became famous.