Marie Osmond's son dies in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son Michael Blosil has died, the entertainer said Saturday.
Osmond said in a statement through her publicist that her family
is devastated by the "tragic loss." She did not provide details
on the death.
Entertainment Tonight reported on its Web site that Blosil
jumped to his death Friday night from a downtown Los Angeles
apartment building.
Officers responded to an apparent suicide jump in the area, but
the victim was not identified Saturday, Los Angeles Police Officer
Gregory Baek said.
"My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic
loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy
during this difficult time," Osmond said in the statement.
Blosil reportedly left a note which referred to a lifelong
battle with depression.
In 2007, Osmond said Michael was treated at a rehabilitation
facility, but she didn't disclose the nature of his problem.
Donny Osmond, Blosil's uncle, told Entertainment Tonight:
"Please pray for my sister and her family."
Michael is one of Osmond's five adopted children. She also has
three other children from two marriages. She divorced Brian Blosil
in 2007 after two decades of marriage. She and her first husband
Stephen Craig divorced in 1985.
Osmond earned fame at age 13 with the hit song "Paper Roses,"
and starred with her brother, Donny, on television's "Donny and
Marie Show" during the 1970s.
They perform a musical variety show regularly at the Flamingo
Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The hotel said Saturday's performance
was canceled.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Nathan on Mar 1, 2010 at 08:43 PM
    Suicide was the cause of his death.
  • by suzzieq on Feb 28, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    I am so sorry for the Osmond family.I love Marie she is a beautiful person so sorry for you.I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  • by Gail Location: Kentucky on Feb 28, 2010 at 06:04 AM
    My heart and prayers go out to the Osmond family. I can't imagine the pain that you all are going through. God be with you.
  • by Cathryn Peerce Location: Glendale Kentucky on Feb 27, 2010 at 10:21 PM
    My prayers and heart goes out to the beautiful Marie and her family. May god be with you in your time of need! I am deeply sorry this tragic death had to happen depression is a hard thing to deal with. I know I am going through the same thing with my 26 yr old daughter. I don't know what to do for her except to be there every day to let her talk or do what ever she thinks she needs to do to try and get over it. But you really never get over depression. Medication doesn't even help in most cases, like my daughters. The Dr's have tried so many different kinds of pills on her but nothing has worked so far. So Marie my heart goes out to you and your family. I know what you were going through with Michael.I sorry it ended this way. Sincerely Yours Cathryn Peerce
  • by freda Location: versailles,ky on Feb 27, 2010 at 09:18 PM
    i am so sorry for your loss,your family has been in my life for years ,my thoughts an prayers will be with you all.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2010 at 09:16 PM
    I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll keep you & YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.MAY GOD BLESS &KEEP YOU


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