Jackie Stallone, a celebrity astrologer and the mother of Sylvester Stallone, has died. She was 98.
Her death was announced by her son, singer Frank Stallone, in a Facebook post Tuesday.
“This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone,” he wrote. “She was the mother to four children, Tommy, Sylvester, Frankie and my late sister Toni Ann. She was a remarkable woman working out everyday 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 was born on November 29th 1921 in Washington DC, she lived through prohibition, the depression and World War II. I would talk to her for hours about the 20’s 30’s and 40’s. It was a history lesson. Her mind was as sharp as a razor till the day she died.”
He continued: “She never wore a mask a true revolutionary gal. I guess I’m drowning my emotions in tears and to much vino. But when you’ve known someone for 70 yrs it tough and sad. She had seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. My brother Sylvester took care of her like a Queen for all of her life. I will never be able to call my mom again or have her yell at me why I never got married. But we all loved her and her spirit to survive and prevail. I’ll miss you always mommy.”
Apart from being known as the mother of “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone and musician Frank Stallone, Jackie Stallone was a celebrity astrologer and an actress with credits in 1993’s “Beach Babes from Beyond” and 1996’s “The Appointment.” Stallone also appeared on the ’80s wrestling series “GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” (the inspiration for Netflix’s “GLOW”) and had a stint on “Celebrity Big Brother” in the U.K. in 2005.