Sylvester Stallone reportedly had ‘shradh’ ceremony performed for his son Sage, who died in 2012. According to a newspaper report, Sylvester called up a vedic scholar from Rishikesh that he still sees his dead son and was very disturbed. The 36-year-old was found dead at his apartment in Los Angeles three years ago. While it was initially reported that he died of a drug overdose, it was later revealed that he suffered a heart attack.
The scholar advised Sylvester to perform the ritual. Following the advice, Stallone sent his half-brother Michael, his wife and two others to Kankhal, Haridwar to perform ‘tithi shradh’ which is done for those who died of accident or murder.
Worried that his visit will grab media attention, Sylvester stayed back himself and sent his brother as the ritual can be performed by any blood relative. After the shradh of Sage, Michael also performed a ceremony for his sister Toni Ann, who also died in 2012.
Sylvester recently made a public appeal last month for an end to “speculation and questionable reporting” about his son using drugs. “Because when a parent loses a child there is no greater pain,” Stallone said. “Therefore I am imploring people to respect my wonderfully talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother, Sasha, because this agonising loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. Sage was our first child and the centre of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace.”