Sylvester Stallone has spoken out for the first time about his son’s death calling it a “horrible situation”.
Sylvester Stallone, 65, said he was “hanging in there” as he comes to terms with the death of his son Sage from a suspected drugs overdose.
Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead at his Los Angeles home last month.
A cause of death has not been determined but authorities believe the film producer died from a drugs overdose.
Sylvester Stallone said of his son’s death: “It’s tough it’s very, very, tough.”
“But if you have good friends and your family’s support, it’s just something that’s a horrible situation but … hopefully it will heal and you try to get through it but it’s something that is a reality in life.”
Speaking on Good Morning America, Sylvester Stallone said he had been helped in his grief by family and friends.
He also said being involved with promoting his latest film Expendables 2 had helped.
“It’s important to get back and try to start reliving your life, otherwise you can go into a spiral,” he said.
Sage Stallone appeared with his father in the Rock V movie in 1990 and had been working as a producer at the time of his death on July 13th.
His mother claimed that her son had undergone extensive dental treatment in the week before his death when he had five teeth extracted.
She believed that he might have taken too many painkillers causing the accidental overdose.
After his son’s private funeral Sylvester Stallone took his family on a holiday to the Mediterranean on a hired yacht.
With co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham he has been promoting The Expendables 2.