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Marie Osmond's son Michael Blosil commits suicide in L.A.

Marie osmond 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

Photo: Marie Osmond in 2001. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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Marie, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. No words can express the pain one feels when anyone passes, but especially a young child. My heartfelt sympathies and may comfort and solace find a way into your lives.

Very sad. My thoughts go out to the family...this must be devestating... Go out and hug someone today...it might be the most special thing you can do for them.


I'll keep your family in my prayers, God Bless.

you're in my prayers Marie.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Marie and her family during this difficult time!

To outlive your child is every parent's worse nightmare.

Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers.

My hart go out to your Family

Marie and family: You have the support and love of so many families with members who have depression and worse. You are not alone, you are not the cause. Depression like many illnesses can take lives. You have our hugs and prayers for your family as you face this tragic loss.

I was there last night- it happened at The Met, the apartment building while I was working out in their gym. He was a FIDM student, all my classmates and I are in complete shock. Thoughts and prayers, RIP.

We lost a family member to suicide four months ago and it was the most devastating experience imaginable. I feel terrible for Marie Osmond and for her son's father and the rest of his family. My prayers are with them and I am saddened by their loss.

RIP Michael. Your family loves you deeply, misses you, and will fondly remember you always. Until we meet again, dear nephew. May peace be with you, and with your parents, siblings, and extended family.


Uncle Kent

that is a sad when to loss anyone, espeically if it 's your child my pray are with you and your family.

Heartfelt sympathy...

That is very sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers with Marie's family.

This is such a tragedy. My prayers go out to the family and friends. so sad

My heart goes out to Marie and her family. It is hard to lose a child at the age. Your family will be in my prayers.

Sad to hear of your loss. God grant him the peace he could not find in this life.

Being a mother that has lost not only a child but my only 2 grandchildren in a horrific accident, I can only remotely relate to the pain that Marie as a mother is suffering.

Please Dear God comfort this mother and her family during this time of suffering. I physically hurt for you as a mother and a family.

With God's grace...go forward.

My heart is simply broken for Marie and her family over the loss of Michael. She is a wonderful mother and adored her son. My prayers will be with them all for God's strength and hope to be present in the days to come. Too many young people seem to be dealing with depression today, and we must find better answers to help them!

I am so very heartbroken to hear this, may God be with them during this difficult time. Stay strong and in Prayer

My deepest sympathies go out to Marie Osmond and family for their loss... I send prayers, blessings and love to them and to everyone.
Take good care of yourselves,

Siento mucho Marie and Brian...and Uncles Donny and Kent...Prayers are on-going now for the entire Osmond extended family due to this loss.RIP now Michael...and sorry for the suffering may it be offered to God for atonement and be used to heal and spread love for others needs...God Bless You all and a candle indicating God's presence is lit for you guys.Love is/has been evident in the eyes and hearts of Donny and Marie going out to all in the general public who've seen their lives evolve, since 1st seen in the '70's, and may this love for family and friends continue in this sorrowful time...Amen

Severe depression is very very real people. My condolences go out to Marie Osmond & her family as well as the family of Actor/Director Andrew Koenig who also died from suicide. It's been a terribly sad week in enteratainment news. I remember reading in the past about Marie's son being diagnosed with depression.

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