Actor Sylvester Stallone’s Mother, Jackie Dies At 98

Actor Sylvester Stallone’s Mother, Jackie Dies At 98

 

 

Jackie Stallone, the mother of Hollywood actor Sylvester and one of Celebrity Big Brother’s most memorable contestants, has died aged 98.

The larger-than-life character, who was known as an astrologer and wrestling promoter, “died in her sleep as she wished,” said her youngest son, Frank.

“It was hard not to like her, she was a very eccentric and flamboyant person,” he added in an Instagram post.

“Her mind was razor sharp until the day she died.”

Stallone married her first husband Frank Stallone Sr, a hairdresser and occasional actor, in 1945. They remained together for 12 years and had two sons: Actor Sylvester and musician Frank.

She also had a daughter, Toni D’Alto, during her second marriage to Anthony Filiti. D’Alto died of lung cancer in 2012, at the age of 48.

Her son, Frank, announced her death by posting a vintage headshot of Stallone from her acting days.