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Death of Marie Osmond's son ruled suicide

April 21, 2010 |  4:53 pm

The 18-year-old son of entertainer Marie Osmond committed suicide and did not have any drugs or alcohol in his body when he jumped from a downtown Los Angeles building in February, authorities said Wednesday.

6a00d8341c630a53ef01310f465af3970cMichael Blosil died of trauma in a case that has been officially ruled as a suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. His toxicology report was negative regarding drugs or alcohol, said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office.

An autopsy was conducted after Blosil jumped from the building, but authorities had been waiting for the toxicology report before releasing an official cause of death. Blosil was the son of Osmond and her ex-husband, Brian Blosil

Friends and neighbors told authorities that Blosil, who was majoring in apparel manufacturing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, had been struggling with depression.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Flowers were left in February on the sidewalk outside the downtown apartment building where Michael Blosil died. Credit: Christie D'Zurilla / Los Angeles Times