- Posted by admin on September 5th, 2012 filed in Uncategorized
Despite early rumors of a drug overdose, the real cause of death of Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was a heart attack. Sage, at 36, was the oldest child of Sylvester and Sasha Stallone. The heart attack was brought on by atherosclerosis, more commonly known as hardening of the arteries.
Atherosclerosis results from fat and cholesterol accumulating along the walls of arteries where they harden into plaque. As plague builds, the arteries become narrow making it more difficult for blood to easily flow through them. Additionally, as the arteries become lined with plaque, they also become stiffer. Due to the impairment of blood flow, clots may form and block blood flow, or bits of plaque can break away and move on to block smaller vessels.
For Sage Stallone, a clot or plaque disrupted blood flow to his heart causing a heart attack; atherosclerosis can also result in a stroke or an aneurism. Although the incidence of atherosclerosis increases with age, it can occur at younger ages when contributing factors such as high cholesterol, excess weight, or high blood pressure are present.
Involved in a number of film projects at the time of his death Stallone was also engage to be married.