Sylvester Stallone's Mother, Jackie Stallone, Dies Aged 98 | 22 Words

Sylvester Stallone's mother, Jackie Stallone, has sadly died at the age of ninety-eight.

Keep on reading to find out about this woman's incredible life...

Jackie Stallone has tragically passed away.

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She was ninety-eight-years-old.

Of course, Jackie was best known for being the mother of actor, Sylvester Stallone...

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But there was so much more to this woman than her successful son.

Born in Washington D.C, Jackie was brought up by her family who lived with bodybuilder Charles Atlas.

He trained the family in gymnastics, weight lifting, and jogging, which ultimately lead to Jackie being the first woman to have a daily TV show on exercise and weight lifting in Washington, D.C. She later opened a women-only gym, named Barbella's.

During her youth, she was a trapeze artist in a circus and a chorus girl in a nightclub...

And in the 1980s, she appeared in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, boosting her profile further into Hollywood.

But it wasn't until the 1990s when Jackie became famous in her own right.

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She began publishing astrology books, making television appearances, and setting up a psychic hotline where she would charge telephone callers for advice from her and other operators.

She also invented the term "rumpology"...

Which, according to her, is an art similar to that of palm reading except that the procedure is done by examining pictures of people's rear ends. She also claimed that she could consult dogs to find out about the future. Okay, then!

Over the years, Jackie became a TV personality...

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And she has dabbled in and out of the world of fashion and cosmetics for years now.

Jackie had a total of 3 children and 7 grandchildren...

And we all know who Sylvester Stallone is! But the birth of Sylvester was a traumatic one due to the complicated labor and the use of forceps - misuse of these forceps accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of his face.

Sylvester is best known for writing and starring in Rocky...

And it's clear that he got his passion for fitness and sport from his mother.

Jackie remained close with her children throughout her entire life...

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But it seems that now, Jackie's time is up.

The news is in that Jackie Stallone has died.

TMZ reported that the ninety-eight-year-old passed away on the 21st of September, 2020.

Since the news of her death broke, tributes have been flooding in...

And it's clear how much she was loved and how much she will be missed.

The exact circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear...

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But it has been reported that she passed away in her sleep, which is exactly what she had wished for.

Rest in Peace, Jackie.

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