Sylvester Stallone continues to experience personal loss. On Sunday night, Toni-Ann Filiti, his half sister, passed away at 48 years old after a long battle with lung cancer, RadarOnline.com reported. Filiti had left UCLA Medical Center to live with their mother Jackie Stallone as her death became imminent.
“It was somewhat expected,” a source informed the website.
On July 13th, Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage passed away at 36 from an unknown cause. An autopsy will be conducted shortly and results of his examination are expected to be released.
Stallone, 66, had expressed that the loss of his son had been “incredibly difficult” but that promoting his new film “The Expendables 2” kept him busy. He spent early August in France with wife Jennifer Flavin and their three daughters but looked sad while walking through Beverly Hills yesterday with daughters Scarlet Rose and Sistine Rose, according to The Daily Mail.
On August 10, Filiti was admitted to UCLA’s intensive care unit, where doctors had “done everything.” Prior to her hospitalization, she had been living with her mother, Fox News reported.
Now, family tension could flare in the wake of Stallone’s passing. Edd Filiti, Filiti’s son and Stallone’s nephew, accused the actor of neglecting Sage on Facebook but later recanted this claim.
According to IMDB.com, Filiti was born on May 5, 1960 – making her 52 instead of 48 years old. Additionally, according to their movie database listing, she starred alongside mother Jackie in “The Appointment”, a 1996 movie about a home-alarm salesman.
Filiti was married twice and had a son, Edd, with second husband Louis D’Alto – an actor best known for his roles in “The Appointment” and Stallone’s 1997 movie “Cop Land.” They divorced in 2001.