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Jackie Stallone dies in her sleep at the age of 98

RIP.

2020-09-22

Jackie Stallone, the mother of film icon Sylvester Stallone, has died at the age of 98.

The star - who found fame in the UK as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother [on which she is pictured above] in 2005 - passed away in her sleep on Monday (21 September), her son Frank confirmed in a Facebook post.

"This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone," wrote Frank, while sharing pictures of Jackie throughout her life.

"She was the mother to four children, Tommy, Sylvester, Frankie and my late sister Toni Ann. 

This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone . She was the mother to four children, Tommy, Sylvester,...

Posted by Frank Stallone Official on Monday, 21 September 2020

"She was a remarkable woman, working out every day, full of spunk and fearless.

"She died in her sleep as she had wished. It was hard not to like her, she was very eccentric and flamboyant person… She lived through prohibition, the depression and World War II.

"I would talk to her for hours about the 20s 30s and 40s. It was a history lesson. Her mind was as sharp as a razor till the day she died."

Sylvester Stallone, known for the Rocky films, has yet to publicly address his mother's passing.

Jackie was known for publishing a series of astrology books in the '90s, and for starting her own astrology hotline.

Jackie famously appeared on CBB with her ex-daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen - the ex-wife of Sylvester.

Upon arriivng at the house, Brigette exclaimed "Oh my god, Jackie!" to which Jackie inexplicably - and iconically - replied: "Yeah... Brackie."

Rest in peace, Jackie!