Sylvester Stallone’s mother, Jackie Stallone has died, according to a report by TMZ.
The 98-year-old’s cause of death is reportedly still unclear, however the publication claims a friend close to the family confirmed the sad news.
Jackie was a dancer, astrologer and wrestling promoter, who famously appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, where she became the first contestant to be eliminated.
Jackie’s former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen, who was married to Sylvester Stallone from 1985 until 1987, was also in the house with her, with the pair having an awkward run-in.
The star was mother to Sylvester, singer Frank Stallone and late actress Toni D'Alto, whom she had with Anthony Filiti.
Jackie had been active on social media during the coronavirus lockdown, taking to her account in April to write: “I’m staying fit, I am studying the accordion daily, I think I know as much as my teacher does.”
She also regularly uploaded snaps to her account showing how proud she was of her son, Sylvester.
Her last post to Instagram showed a young Sylvester holding his dog, Butkus.
Jackie leaves behind husband of over two-decades Stephen Marcus Levine, her sons and her grandchildren.