Jackie Stallone, the mother of Sylvester Stallone, is dead at 98. \tHer son, Frank, confirms she died in her sleep. \tShe had a long life filled with various occupations from wrestling promoter to circus aerialist.\u00a0 Jackie Stallone, the mother of the iconic Sylvester Stallone, has died at the age of 98. She was best known to British fans for her stint on Celebrity Big Brother.\u00a0Jackie had a very promising life in terms of work, being employed as a circus aerialist in her teens. She then became a wrestling promoter in the 1980s with a series called GLOW. Jackie would go on to then become an acclaimed celebrity astrologer in the '90s. She's done a lot of different things! However, Jackie is certainly best remembered by many from her appearance in the third series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2005 alongside former daughter-in-law Brigitte Nielsen. Nielsen was married to Sylvester between 1985 and 1987. On the show, Jackie described the experience as being \u201cbored and sick," and \u201cthe nearest thing to being confined to a nursing home." Remembering Jackie Stallone While on Big Brother\u2019s Little Brother, the companion show, she reflects on her time there, saying, she \u201cthought Madonna might be there \u2026 basically people who are intellectual, intelligent \u2013 what could you possibly learn from these people?\u201d RELATED: Sylvester Stallone Shows New Fight Footage From \u2018Rocky IV\u2019\u00a0 Born in 1921, she became interested in fitness and gymnastics after her family lived with bodybuilding pioneer Charles Atlas for some time. She would later appear on a daily TV exercise show in her native Washington DC. This would which led to her opening a women-only gym, Barbella\u2019s. Her son Frank Stallone confirms that Jackie \u201cdied in her sleep as she wished. He described her as \u201ca remarkable woman, working out every day, full of spunk and fearless \u2026 it was hard not to like her, she was very eccentric and flamboyant person\u201d. Rest in peace, Jackie.