Sylvester Stallone has been hit by a second tragedy in a matter of weeks, with the death of his half-sister.
Still reeling from the premature death of son Sage a month ago, Sly is now also grieving for Toni-Ann Filiti, who succumbed to lung and liver cancer.
The 48-year-old died on Sunday night at their mother Jackie Stallone's house, after opting to leave hospital and spend her final days at home.
Sombre: Sylvester Stallone has lost his only sister Toni Ann, following the tragic death of son Sage last month
Jackie, 90, had earlier told the New York Post that she was hoping for a miracle.
'She is conscious and responsive sometimes, but not really,' she said. 'What we need is a miracle. I still believe there are miracles; it is the only thing that keeps you going.
Lost her fight for life: Toni Ann on her wedding day in 1990; she succumbed to lung and liver cancer last night
And she said that the loss was hard to cope with, coming so soon after the loss of Sage, 36.
'I am doing terrible after having my grandson go, then my daughter [critical] at 48 years old. It isn’t easy. I don’t know what to do.'
Support: Sylvester took his daughters Scarlet Rose and Sistine Rose out for lunch in Beverly Hills yesterday
A cause of death has yet not been determined but authorities believe the film producer died from a drugs overdose.
During an appearance on Good Morning America to promote his latest film Expendables 2, Stallone said of his son's death: 'It's tough it's very, very, tough.'
The actor also admitted he had been helped in his grief by family and friends, added being involved with promoting his latest movie had helped by keeping him busy.
Yesterday he was seen looking sombre as he took his daugters Scarlet Rose and Sistine Rose out for lunch in Beverly Hills.