Marie Osmond’s son Michael Blosil commits suicide in L.A.
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Michael Blosil, the 18-year-old son of Marie Osmond, jumped to his death Friday night from his downtown Los Angeles apartment building, leaving behind a note, ETOnline reports, referring to a lifelong battle with depression.
‘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,’ his mother said through her publicist Saturday.
Donny Osmond, his uncle, said on Saturday morning: ‘Please pray for my sister and her family.’
Tonight’s ‘Donny & Marie’ show at the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas has been canceled.
In November 2007, Michael, then 16, entered rehab, though what he was being treated for was not disclosed.
Osmond and Michael’s father, Brian Blosil, announced in March 2007 that they were divorcing after nearly 21 years of marriage. Osmond and Blosil had two biological children together and adopted five others, including Michael. Brian Blosil also adopted Osmond’s child from her first marriage.
-- Christie D’Zurilla