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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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My hopes and prayers are with you in these bereaving moments, Marie Osmond and family. It's one sad moment I know for your family. My deepest condolences...

My heart goes out to the Osmond family. My deepest sympanthies goes out to them. Let them remember the good times and always have him in their hearts!

Bless you and your family at this shattering time. God told me that it was His turn when I lost my son. I believe he will help you, too.

My deepest sympathy goes out to Marie and her family.

Dear Osmond Family, Blosil Family & Extended family, please accept my condolences, and deepest regrets for your loss of your wonderful son. No words can console your grieving heart I know, but take heart in knowing GOD will be there to comfort you and get you thru this sorrowful time if you just trust in him and ask his help...I am so sorry for Michael's sadness, may he be happier with our Jesus in heaven knowing he will be sad no more....AMEN !! Prayers go out to you all for your comfort and solace....GOD BLESS !! I too deal with depression, so I know the loneliness and sadness one feels.

My love to you....Lena in Arizona

May God keep you in His tender care our prayers are with you and yours during this time of sorrows, to the family know that God love you lean on Him.

Dear Marie and Family,

I am extra sensitive to your special situation right now because I share a loss also.

My brother killed himself in June.
Dec 15th I lost my father
Dec 23rd I lost my best friend
Dec 30th I lost my :( son-in-law.

I have been a fan of you and Donny since I was charged with the responsibility of Donny's company at the after show party at the Angels Stadium all so many years ago.

Following your personas thry the years make me feel (as many fans do) I know you and your family.

Anyway, God be with you and your family during this time of grieving...I will pray for you and your family...
John

marie and family my heart and prayers are with you. the tragic of your beloved michel is devastating. I am a parent and my love is with you.

Hello! I am very sorry for your lost. I know that you can hear that and maybe it may not be enough. I kind of grow up watching you and Donny on TV. even when you were on dacing with the stars. Just to let you know that you are in my prayers. Bless you!

My heart goes out to all the family. My son suicided when he was 13. It is very hard to go thru this..I'm so sorry

My heart breaks for you and your entire family. I know exactly how you feel and I only wish I could talk to you. I lost my son to suicide 2 years ago, and it is the most painful thing you will ever experience, but I hope your faith will give you the courage to make it through the grief. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you.

Marie and all of the Osmond family our thoughts and prayers go out to you. No words could ever express our deepest sorrow for your unthinkable lose. Know that you are loved by so many that you will never even meet.

Dear Marie and Family; I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, may the Lord comfort you and hold you close in his loving arms. All the support you need is right hear in front of you anytime you need us. Love always, your loving support group. From our family, to yours! TJG-California

May the God of all peace comfort you during this time. Praying for your family!

Im so sorry for your lost & my heart & prayers goes out to the family....you are in my prayers........xxoo charlotte

God Bless the family of Michael Blosil my thoughts and prayers for your peace and Michael's.

I believe Marie's son Michael needed more attention from his mother that she was able to give...with having a show in vegas and doing commercials. Michael needed his mother at one of the worse times of his life. he was alone.

Marie,
I can't tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your son.
I work in a behavioral health unit and see the devestation of the illness of depression. I have also experienced it first hand. I still struggle at times. I just watched one of my closest friend's lose a daughter to cancer. I know it's not quite the same but the pain is epic. I pray for you and your family. It's going to take a long time to ease this kind of pain but remember your strong and you will find a way to get through this. Hopefully the messages sent to you will be consoling. I wish you the best. And again I am so sorry for you loss.

IT MUST BE SO HARD FOR MARIE OSMAND TO LOSE A CHILD . MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER . I HAVE NEVER BEEN THROUGH THAT SO I CANT SAY "I KNOW SHE FEELS ". I PRAY FOR HER AND THE FAMILY .

My thoughts go out to the family

I grew up with this family as many of us did...It saddens me to hear this tragedy...my prayers go out to them

Lynne

Marie,

May God and your family give you comfort and the strength to go on as you have throughout your lifetime when difficult times have come your way. You are a great Mother and the children are blessed to have you. Each human being has its own way of dealing with life's challenges and sometimes they are just too overwhelming with which to cope.

Bless You, Friend,

Judy Flanagan

I hope you will take time to mend. Our hearts are heavy for your lost. My son who is 19 has depression and we help him fight it everyday. I believe god has plans for all of us. This one is another hard difficult challenge we have to face although how to deal with loss like change? Time. Stay positive we all love you and all your family that means always ask for help when you need it. Bless you.

My heart and prayers go out to Marie and her family. One of my son's best friends killed himself a year ago last Christmas and we still are dealing with the pain of his loss. Please know that you are not alone...

My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family!

 
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