Marie Osmond’s son was drug-free at time of his suicide

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Michael Bryan, the son of Marie Osmond and Brian Blosil who jumped from a downtown L.A. apartment on Feb. 26, had no drugs in his system at the time of his death, which the coroner’s office officially ruled a suicide in a report released Wednesday.

The cause of the 18-year-old’s death was given as multiple blunt traumas, KTLA reports.

Bryan, a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising who had changed his name from Michael Blosil, told close friend Ruthann Clawson that he had attempted suicide previously, TMZ reports. Clawson was the person Bryan texted before jumping, telling her there was a letter for her on his bed.

He’d spent time in rehab for undisclosed reasons in November 2007. Marie Osmond and Brian Blosil split in March 2007 after more than two decades of marriage.


Marie returned the Las Vegas stage with brother Donny Osmond on March 9, the day after Michael’s funeral, dedicating the song ‘Requiem’ to her ‘angel.’ Days later, more shows were canceled as Marie struggled with her grief.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

Top photo: Marie Osmond embraces her oldest son, Stephen Craig, after the casket of her son Michael Bryan was taken from the March 8, 2010, funeral service, in Provo, Utah. George Frey / Associated Press.

Photo at right: Michael Bryan in an undated image provided by the family. Credit: Osmond family / Associated Press.

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