Funeral service held for Sylvester Stallone's son

Sylvester Stallone asks for the media to respect his family’s privacy as they lay his son to rest.

US actor Sylvester Stallone. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Family and friends mourned the son of movie star Sylvester Stallone at a private funeral on Saturday, about one week after he was found dead in his Los Angeles homes.

Celebrity websites and others published pictures of the "Rocky" and "Rambo" star outside the funeral for his 36-year-old son, Sage, who was found dead on July 13.

The official cause of death is still undetermined pending toxicology results, which could take weeks.

The actor did not issue a statement on Saturday, but has asked the media and public, "To have my son's memory and soul left in peace."

Sage was the younger of two sons Sylvester Stallone had with his first wife, Sasha Czack.

The couple divorced in 1985.

Stallone fathered three other children with his third wife, Jennifer Flavin.