Authorities probing the death of Sage Stallone will attempt to determine who prescribed the painkillers found at his home and whether the pills found correspond to the prescription, according to law enforcement sources.
The sources stressed that detectives don’t know whether pills played any role in Stallone’s death but said the number of pill bottles found at Stallone’s Studio City home was enough to warrant investigation. Some of the containers were empty and appear to be for prescription painkillers, they said.
Officials made similar prescription checks earlier this year in the wake of the death of Whitney Houston. Some prescription drugs were found in the hotel room where she died. In that case, they went to pharmacies who filled the prescriptions and collected records.
An autopsy was performed on Stallone on Sunday but no details have been released about its findings. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is now awaiting results of toxicology tests, which is common in such cases.
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