When police investigated the death of Sage Stallone, it was reported he died surrounded by prescription pain pills. It turns out those bottles could hold about 30,000 pills in them. Yep. No way he was taking them all for himself so Sage Stallone was dealing them according to police. He would crush Hydrocodone pills and sell them in that form. Police found no pills, but a lot of the crushed powder. Police say that Sage was not an addict because he was too heavy. I think that is kind of an assumption. Maybe he had stopped taking pills and gained weight and when he took them again he took his old dose and it was too much.