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Actors Sage Stallone (L) and Frank Stallone (R) at the premiere of MGM's 'Rocky Balboa' at the Grauman?s Chinese Theater on December 13, 2006 in Hollywood, California.

Westboro Baptist Church members began a vicious #picketfuneral campaign immediately following the death announcement of action star Sylvester Stallone's oldest son, Sage, who was found dead last Friday at his home in Los Angeles at age 36.

Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro leader Fred Phelps, led the charge via Twitter. In between the hostile commentary on bikers, homosexuals, rabbis, missing children, deceased soldiers and the media, Phelphs found time to call for a funeral protest on account of Sage Stallone's so-called "adulterous" father.

  • "Whoring dad @TheSlyStallone selfishly drove him to mock God&to his death. #shame #picketfuneral MT @NewYorkPost: Stallone's son found dead." - 6:45 PM - 13 Jul 12
  • "Adulterous dad brought wrath of God on son. #BloodOnDadsHands#picketfuneral #woe MT @GlobalGrind: Sylvester Stallone son, Sage, dead at 36." - 6:41 PM - 13 Jul 12
  • "Thrice-married rebel taught his son to mock God. #picketfuneral MT@digitalspy: Sylvester Stallone's son Sage Stallone found dead, aged 36." - 6:40 PM - 13 Jul 12

In a statement to TMZ, Stallone asked for privacy and respect during the family's difficult time. The L.A. Times reports that Sage Stallone's autopsy has been completed, but that toxicology results were still pending.

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