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Sylvester Stallone's Son Could Have Been Dead for Up to a Week

July 14, 2012, 4:58 pm GMT

Also, a huge amount of prescription pill bottles were found inside two drawers in Sage's room but it is yet unclear whether he died of them.

Sylvester Stallone

New details surrounding the sudden death of Sylvester Stallone's death have emerged. According to law enforcement, Sage Stallone was already dead a minimum of 3 days, possibly as long as a week, before his body was discovered by a housekeeper in his Los Angeles home on Friday, July 13 afternoon.

TMZ's sources said the reason Sage was not found until that long because he was used to living like a hermit. He would spend days in his room, instruct the housekeeper not to enter his room, not even to knock at the door. Sources said he was living "like Howard Hughes" and his room was filled with junk such as cigarette butts, beer and soda cans, and food.

A law enforcement source said the room was "disgusting" and reeked of various smells. A numerous amount of pill bottles were found in two drawers. LA County Assistant Ed Winter has confirmed this fact on Friday night, saying "There are some prescription bottles, however, I'm not going to detail what they were or how many."

Winter said an autopsy will be performed in the next few days and investigators will look into Sage's medical history. The cause of death will then be revealed several weeks later pending toxicology tests.

Sage, Sylvester's first son with ex-wife Sasha Czack, reportedly was not depressed or suicidal. "He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of project. He was planning on getting married," the 36-year-old's attorney George Braunstein said following his death. Sources at the scene told TMZ that it was pretty clear that his death was an accident.

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