Sylvester Stallone’s mother Jackie dies aged 98

Celebrity Big Brother star Jackie Stallone, mother of Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, has died at the age of 98.

Another son, the singer Frank Stallone, confirmed news of her death and paid tribute to a "remarkable woman".

She died on Monday "in her sleep as she had wished," he wrote in a social media tribute.

This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone . 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 29 th 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. 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 sprit to survive and prevail . I'll miss you always mommy. @officialslystallone

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He said: "It was hard not to like her, she was very eccentric and flamboyant person.

"Her mind was as sharp as a razor till the day she died. She never wore a mask a true revolutionary gal."

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Jackie Stallone and Sylvester Stallone (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for MGM )

Jackie Stallone's grand entrance (Series 3): 'Yeah, Jackie' is probably all we need to say here. Sent in by producers to shock her former ex-daughter-in-law Bridgette Nielson, Jackie Stallone entering the CBB house in Series 3 did not only make CBB history, but quite possibly television history too.

LONDON - DECEMBER 14: Jackie Stallone arrives at the British Comedy Awards 2005 at London Television Studios on December 14, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - DECEMBER 14: Jackie Stallone arrives at the British Comedy Awards 2005 at London Television Studios on December 14, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Jackie Stallone during "Celebrity Big Brother III" UK- Grand Finale at Elstree Studios in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Davina McCall and Jackie Stallone during Celebrity Big Brother 2 - First Eviction at Elstree Studios in London, England, Great Britain. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Jackie Stallone during Jackie Stallone as the Secret Guest Joins "Celebrity Big Brother" at Elstree Studios in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Ben Beeharry/FilmMagic)
HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Celebrity Big Brother III housemate Jackie Stallone poses for photographs outside the Big Brother house having been the first celebrity to be evicted from the house, at Elstree Studios on January 14, 2004 in Hertfordshire, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Celebrity Big Brother III housemate Jackie Stallone poses for photographs outside the Big Brother house, before her surprise entry to the house at Elstree Studios on January 10, 2004 in Hertfordshire, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 9: Jackie Stallone attends the Celebrity Mothers and greetNwin, Inc. Celebrate Mother's Day on May 9, 2001 at One51 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 4: Jackie Stallone and husband Stephen Levine attend the "Get Carter" Westwood Premiere on October 4, 2000 at the Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
378788 14: Jackie Stallone, right, and Dr. Stephen Levine pose for photographers while arriving at the premiere of Warner Bros.'' "Get Carter" October 4, 2000 in Westwood, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 22: Jackie Stallone attends "The Greatest Show on Earth" Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey 128th Editiion to Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation on July 22, 1998 at Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor Sylvester Stallone and mother Jackie Stallone attend the Hollywood Women's Press Club's 57th Annual Golden Apple Awards on December 14, 1997 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 6: Jackie Stallone attends the "Cop Land" New York City Premiere on August 6, 1997 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Jackie Stallone attends the 10th Annual American Cinema Awards on February 6, 1994 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 14: Jackie Stallone attends the 10th Annual Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Convention and Expo on July 14, 1991 at the Las Vegas Hilton & Convention Center in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Jackie Stallone attends Party to Celebrate Jaqueline Stallone's New Book "Starpower: An Astrological Guide to Super Success " on March 24, 1991 at The Roxbury in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 16: Jackie Stallone and boyfriend Jack Rapoport attend Party to Celebrate Joe Franklin's Nostalgia Magazine's September 1990 Issue on August 16, 1990 at Ciro's Pomodor Restaurant in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Jackie Stallone attends Jim Bailey's One-Man Cabaret Show to Benefit the Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services on May 23, 1990 at the Cinegrill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 8: Jackie Stallone and boyfriend Jack Rapoport attend the Womens Adoption International Fund's (WAIF) Fifth National Humanitarian Award Salute to Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards on February 8, 1989 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
American wrestling promoter & media personality (and later astrologer) Jackie Stallone (right) speaks during the Washington DC Touchdown Club's 53rd Annual Awards Dinner at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, January 23, 1988. On stage with her are football coach George Allen (1918 - 1990) (left) and her son, film actor, writer, and director Sylvester Stallone, the latter of whom was among the awardees. (Photo by Arnie Sachs/CNP/Getty Images)
Sylvester Stallone And Mother Jackie Stallone (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
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Frank added: "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."

Frank said he is "drowning my emotions in tears and too much vino," but "when you've known someone for 70 years" it is "tough and sad".

Stallone was married three times and had three sons and a daughter, Toni D'Alto, who died in 2012.

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Jackie Stallone had a brief but memorable stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house (Andy Butterton/PA)

The famous celebrity astrologer and women's wrestling promoter had a memorable – although brief – stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2005.

A surprise contestant, Stallone entered much to the shock of co-housemate and former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen, with whom she had a frosty relationship.

Upon seeing Stallone, a stunned Nielsen exclaimed: "Oh my God! Jackie!"

In response, Stallone, wearing a fur coat and sunglasses, replied: "Yeah... Jackie."

She was evicted from the house four days later, following clashes with racing pundit John McCririck. Stallone was also parodied on long-running sketch show Saturday Night Live.

She had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Frank said.

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