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Jackie Stallone: Sylvester Stallone’s legendary mother has died aged 98

Jackie became a British household name thanks to Celebrity Big Brother

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Jackie Stallone has died aged 98, her son Frank has confirmed.

She’s also the mother of Oscar nominee actor, director, producer and writer Sylvester Stallone.

Jackie gained significant pop culture status in the UK after her 2005 Celebrity Big Brother appearance.

Frank paid tribute to his mother, calling her an “eccentric” and “remarkable woman”.

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Jackie Stallone with son Sylvester in 1987 (Credit: Cover Images)

Jackie Stallone dies aged 98

The musician posted an emotive tribute in view of his 158,000 Instagram followers.

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Frank wrote: “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.

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Jackie entered the CBB house with style! (Credit: YouTube/Channel 4)

Her son Frank posted a beautiful tribute

“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.

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“She never wore a mask a true revolutionary gal. I guess I’m drowning my emotions in tears and too much vino.

“But when you’ve known someone for 70 years it tough and sad. She had seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Jackie Stallone has died aged 98 (Credit: Photo by Picture Perfect/Shutterstock)

“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. @officialslystallone.”

When was Jackie Stallone on CBB?

Jackie entered the CBB house a few days into the 2005 series.

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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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She stunned former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen.

Upon entering the house in sunglasses and a fur coat, Brigitte gasped: “Oh my god! Jackie!”

To which Jackie famously replied: “Yeah… Jackie.”

However, to the audience at home thought her pronunciation sounded more like ‘Brackie’.

Several of her CBB associates have posted touching tributes.

Brigitte posted on Instagram: “Extremely strong, full of energy and very unique woman under so many aspects, till the very end.

“Emotions are running through me all because now you’re gone and I didn’t get to say goodbye. You’ll be surely missed. Rest in Peace dear Jackie.”

Former CBB host Davina McCall tweeted: “RIP Jackie Stallone x BB icon.”

And former Big Brother’s Bit On The Side co-host Jamie East tweeted: “Ah man, RIP Jackie Stallone – responsible for one of the greatest ever moments on television. #rackie.”

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She was born on November 29, 1921, and claimed to have started her career as an aerialist.

She went on have her own television exercise show, became a wrestling promoter and was a top promoter of GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

In the 1990’s she became a celebrity astrologist.

She even claimed to be able to tell clients futures by examining their buttocks.

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