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Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie dies in her sleep at the age of 98


Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie passed away at the age of 98, as her youngest son Frank has confirmed.

In a post shared on Instagram, Frank stated that Jackie died in her sleep on Monday morning, as she had wished.

“This morning my brothers and I lost our mother, Jackie Stallone. She was the mother of four children, Tommy, Sylvester, Frankie and my late sister Toni Ann, ”began the 70-year-old Grammy Award winner.

He wrote that Jackie was "a remarkable woman" who exercised "every day" and was "full of sperm and fearlessness".

RIP: Sylvester Stallone's mother, Jackie, passed away at the age of 98, as her youngest son Frank has confirmed. Jackie pictured in 2005

"It was hard not to like her, she was a very eccentric and extravagant person."

Frank provided some impressive details about his mother's life, including that she "lived through the Ban, 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 razor sharp until her death.

& # 39; She never wore a mask, a true revolutionary girl. I think I'm drowning my emotions in tears and too much vino. But when you've known someone for 70 years, it's hard and sad. & # 39;

Peaceful: Jackie and her Hollywood star son Sylvester were pictured in 1997

Peaceful: Jackie and her Hollywood star son Sylvester were pictured in 1997

Frank informed his followers that Jackie "had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren" and that his older brother Sylvester "looked after her like a queen all her life".

“I will never be able to call my mother again or be yelled at about why I never got married. But we all loved her and her spirit in order to survive and prevail. I will always miss you mom. @officialslystallone, ”he concluded.

Jackie also leaves Stephen Marcus Levine's husband for over two decades.

Tribute: In a post shared on Instagram, Frank stated that Jackie died in his sleep on Monday morning, as she had wished

Tribute: In a post shared on Instagram, Frank stated that Jackie died in his sleep on Monday morning, as she had wished

Jackie shares Sylvester and Frank with late ex-husband Frank Stallone Sr.

She is also the mother of the late actress Toni D & # 39; Alto, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 48 after a long battle with cancer. She shared Toni with ex-husband Anthony Filiti.

Though she happened to give birth to three famous faces, Jackie – who called herself #QueenofHollywood on Instagram – also rose to fame during her lifetime.

Left behind: Jackie also leaves Stephen Marcus Levine's husband behind for over two decades; Jackie and Stephen pictured in 2019

Left behind: Jackie also leaves Stephen Marcus Levine's husband behind for over two decades; Jackie and Stephen pictured in 2019

Sons: She also leaves behind the sons Sylvester [74] and Frank [70]. Jackie, Sylvester and Frank pictured in 2019

Sons: She also leaves behind the sons Sylvester [74] and Frank [70]. Jackie, Sylvester and Frank pictured in 2019

Jackie was one of the key creators and trainers of G.L.O.W., The Gorgeous Girls of Wrestling, a syndicated Las Vegas television show that ran for five years in the 1980s, according to its official website.

The show has been turned into a Netflix drama in recent years.

She always had a deep love for fitness and the advancement of women in athletic competition.

Family: Jackie's youngest son Frank confirmed the sad news with an Instagram tribute and shared photos of his mother over the years

Family: Jackie's youngest son Frank confirmed the sad news with an Instagram tribute and shared photos of his mother over the years

Tribute: “I would talk to her for hours about the 20s, 30s and 40s. It was a history lesson. Her thoughts were razor sharp until she died, ”wrote Frank

Tribute: “I would talk to her for hours about the 20s, 30s and 40s. It was a history lesson. Her thoughts were razor sharp until she died, ”wrote Frank

Memories: Jackie shares Sylvester and Frank with late ex-husband Frank Stallone Sr. She is also the mother of late actress Toni D & # 39; Alto, who died in 2012 at the age of 48 after a long battle with cancer

Memories: Jackie shares Sylvester and Frank with late ex-husband Frank Stallone Sr. She is also the mother of late actress Toni D & # 39; Alto, who died in 2012 at the age of 48 after a long battle with cancer

Icon: Though she happened to give birth to three famous faces, Jackie - who called herself #QueenofHollywood on Instagram - also rose to fame during her lifetime

Icon: Though she happened to give birth to three famous faces, Jackie – who referred to herself as #QueenofHollywood on Instagram – also became famous during her lifetime

Jackie Stallone's most iconic moments

Celebrity Big Brother 2005

Jackie had a legendary run-in with former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen during her short but memorable time on the UK reality show.

From the first moment she stepped through the door in a fur coat and uttered the immortal words: "Yes, Jackie". She became a fan favorite.

She asked for a sip with every meal, had apparently never eaten a meal without good wine, and confessed that she had never seen the show before it caused many confusing moments in the diary room.

Even though she's only in the house for four days, she remains a part of the BB story.

Fitness symbol

Jackie was "the first woman to have a daily television show about exercise and lifting weights in Washington, DC," which led her to open her own gym called Barbella's.

Until her death, Jackie was seen doing weightlifting exercises, which she often filmed and uploaded to her Instagram page.

GLOW girl

The star was a key creator and coach of G.L.O.W., The Gorgeous Girls of Wrestling, a syndicated Las Vegas television show that ran for five years in the 1980s.

The show has been turned into a Netflix drama in recent years.

Read the stars for the stars

Jackie's greatest passion was astrology, which she studied for 15 years under the supervision of a number of recognized astrologers.

On her website, she wrote that during her career as an astrologer she advised "Kings, Prime Ministers, Politicians, Movie Stars, Gamblers, Generals, Gangsters, Policemen and Priests" while also credited with coining the phrase and practice of "Rumpology," which has been described as being similar to reading palms, but from below.

Jackie, born Jacqueline Frances Labofishs in Washington DC, was the daughter of Jeanne Victoria Anne "Adrienne" Clerec from Brittany, France and John Paul Labofish. Her parents met when her father was sc, a Washington lawyer.

Her parents met when her father was serving in the U.S. Navy in Brest after World War I.

Her family lived with bodybuilder Charles Atlas, who trained the family in gymnastics, weight lifting, and jogging, and who inspired Jackie's lifelong love of fitness.

At the age of 15, Jackie ran away from home and worked briefly as an aerialist with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily & # 39; s The Greatest Show on Earth.

As she got older, she was "the first woman to have a daily television show about exercise and lifting weights in Washington, DC," which led her to open her own gym called Barbella's.

Jackie is also known for appearing in the popular Richard Simmons Silver Foxes exercise tapes, which featured low impact exercise routines for senior citizens.

But Jackie's greatest passion was astrology after she wrote a famous book on Star Power: An Astrological Guide to Supersuccess, published in 1989.

She studied astrology for 15 years under the supervision of a number of recognized astrologers, including the "protégés of Evangeline Adams, the greatest astrologer of the 20th century".

Jackie's passion eventually led her to "Astrology being recognized as an accredited course in many colleges and universities".

On her website, she wrote that during her career as an astrologer she advised "Kings, Prime Ministers, Politicians, Movie Stars, Gamblers, Generals, Gangsters, Policemen and Priests" while also credited with coining the phrase and practice of "Rumpology," which has been described as being similar to reading palms, but from below.

Stallone also appeared as a candidate for Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, where she had a legendary run-in with former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen.

Brigitte was married to Sylvester from 1985 until her divorce in 1987 and had not seen Jackie in person since.

Jackie was the ninth surprise guest of the season. When the Rocky IV star saw her former mother-in-law walk into the house, her jaw dropped completely.

Rebel: Jackie, nee Jacqueline Frances, ran away from home at the age of 15 and worked briefly as an aerialist for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily & # 39; s The Greatest Show on Earth

Rebel: Jackie, nee Jacqueline Frances, ran away from home at the age of 15 and worked briefly as an aerialist with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily & # 39; s The Greatest Show on Earth

Fitness Fiend: Jackie has always had a deep love for fitness and the advancement of women in competitive televised sports. Jackie pictured in 1988

Fitness Fiend: Jackie has always had a deep love for fitness and the advancement of women in competitive televised sports. Jackie pictured in 1988

GLOW: Jackie was one of the key creators and coaches of G.L.O.W., The Gorgeous Girls of Wrestling, a syndicated Las Vegas television show that ran for five years in the 1980s, as stated on its official website. Jackie and Late Show presenter Ross Shaffer, pictured in 1988

GLOW: Jackie was one of the key creators and coaches of G.L.O.W., The Gorgeous Girls of Wrestling, a syndicated Las Vegas television show that ran for five years in the 1980s, as stated on its official website. Jackie and Late Show presenter Ross Shaffer, pictured in 1988

The moment found its way into reality TV history because of the dramatic nature of Jackie's. She wore an extravagant fur coat and seemed to be enjoying Brigitte's unfiltered shock.

Over the years she has also appeared on several talk shows including "The Howard Stern Show," "Oprah," "The Late Show With David Letterman," "Larry King Live," and "The Graham Norton Show".

Until her death, Jackie was seen doing weightlifting exercises, which she often filmed and uploaded to her Instagram page.

She would also refer to herself as Mamma Rambo, Mamma Stallone, and Mamma Rocky to pay homage to her New Year's Eve's most legendary roles.

The eccentric celebrity, who has over 26,000 followers on the platform, became famous online for her ultra-Hollywood lifestyle and incredibly youthful demeanor.

"98 years young," Jackie said in December 2019 when she appeared on Instagram in one of her many colorful, heavily patterned ensembles.

Astrologer: But Jackie's greatest passion was astrology after she wrote a famous book called Star Power: An Astrological Guide to Success, published in 1989

Astrologer: But Jackie's greatest passion was astrology after she wrote a famous book on Star Power: An Astrological Guide to Success that was published in 1989

Celebrity Big Brother: Stallone appeared in 2005 as a candidate for Celebrity Big Brother, where she had a legendary run-in with former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen. Jackie pictured in 2005

Celebrity Big Brother: Stallone appeared in 2005 as a candidate for Celebrity Big Brother, where she had a legendary run-in with former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen. Jackie pictured in 2005

I still got it: until she died, Jackie was seen doing weightlifting exercises that she filmed and uploaded to her Instagram page. Jackie pictured on April 17th

I still got it: until she died, Jackie was seen doing weightlifting exercises that she filmed and uploaded to her Instagram page. Jackie pictured on April 17th

She also used her page to rave about her famous offspring, express her love for frugal shopping, and celebrate her long marriage to husband Stephen Marcus Levine.

The couple, who married in 1998, last appeared on Jackie's Instagram on New Year's Eve.

& # 39; Happy New Year. I feel deep in my heart that 2020 will be a great year for America! We will stop poking our noses into other people's business and start taking care of ourselves! & # 39; she wrote while sharing a toast with Stephen.

Her very last Instagram post was published on July 26th and contained a cute throwback photo of son Sylvester "with his dog Butkus".

Family on Mind: Her very last Instagram post was published on July 26th and featured a cute throwback photo of son Sylvester & # 39; with his dog Butkus & # 39 ;.

Family on Mind: Her very last Instagram post was published on July 26th and featured a cute throwback photo of son Sylvester & # 39; with his dog Butkus & # 39 ;.

Hollywood Life: The eccentric celebrity, who has over 26,000 followers on the platform, became famous on the internet for her ultra Hollywood lifestyle and youthful demeanor. Jackie pictured in July

Hollywood Life: The eccentric celebrity, who has over 26,000 followers on the platform, became famous on the internet for her ultra Hollywood lifestyle and youthful demeanor. Jackie pictured in July