Friend Speaks About Marie Osmond Son's Suicide Note

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LOS ANGELES -- Toxicology tests will determine whether drugsor alcohol played a role in the death of Marie Osmond's 18-year-oldson, who police said jumped to his death from a downtown apartmentbuilding, a coroner's official said Monday.

Michael Blosil left a suicide note before he leaped from theeighth floor of the building on Friday night, said police Lt. PaulVernon.

A friend reportedly found the note.

"He wanted me to tell his family that he loves them, that he loves each and every one of them, because he was scared to do it himself," Ruthann Clawson says.

Bryan told Clawson that he committed suicide because he wanted to be at peace -- but he wanted her to live a long and happy life.

"I want people to remember him as the nicest person I've ever met," she said.

Coroner's officials were investigating the case as a suicide,but an autopsy conducted Sunday did not officially determine thecause of death pending the results of toxicology tests, which couldtake up to two months, said Los Angeles County Assistant ChiefCoroner Ed Winter.

"He fell to his death from a balcony, eight stories," Wintersaid, but officials "just want to make sure that he wasn't drunkor something and walked out of his balcony and fell."

"Is it an accident or is it a suicide?" Winter asked. "Wejust want to make sure that there's nothing that we missed."

Blosil was a first-year student of apparel manufacturing at theFashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, said collegespokeswoman Shirley Wilson. A floral memorial was placed in theschool's rotunda in his honor.

Blosil and other students lived at the Metropolitan apartmentson Flower Street, Wilson said.

The complex, known as "The Met," has a 24-hour doorman and abalcony for every apartment, along with a spa, pool and otherluxuries.

Details of Blosil's death were not immediately released, butVernon said there was no indication that he had been attending aparty or other event where he might have been drinking.

There have been conflicting reports about whether Blosil mayhave struggled with depression. Vernon said he did not have anyinformation.

Osmond revealed in 2007 that her son had entered rehab butdidn't say specifically what he was being treated for.

"He's dealing with a lot of issues," she told CNN's Larry Kingat the time. "I don't feel comfortable talking for him. I thinkhe'll have to deal with that."

Osmond did say one of the issues troubling him was the fact thathe was adopted.

"He is the most amazing kid ...," she added before beginningto cry.

Osmond herself has struggled with depression over the years, asshe disclosed in her 2001 book, "Behind the Smile: My Journey Outof Postpartum Depression."

Blosil was one of Osmond's five adopted children. She also hasthree other children from two marriages. Osmond divorced BrianBlosil in 2007 after two decades of marriage. She and her firsthusband, Stephen Craig, divorced in 1985.

In a statement after his death, Osmond said she and her familywere in shock. Her publicist declined to provide any additionalcomment from Osmond on Monday.

Osmond earned fame at age 13 with the hit song "Paper Roses,"and starred with her brother, Donny, on television's "Donny andMarie Show" during the 1970s.

The siblings perform a musical variety show regularly at theFlamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

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