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Marie Osmond’s son passed away on Friday, February 26. Michael Blosil reportedly committed suicide by jumping from his apartment in Los Angeles, California.
Michael, who was one of five children who were adopted by Osmond and her ex-husband, Brian Blosil, is said to have suffered from depression for the past several years. Marie Osmond released the following statement to the media. "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," she shared through a spokesperson.
Michael Blosil died at 18. Osmond and ex-husband Brian Blosil have three biological children together. She was scheduled to do a show in Las Vegas with brother Donnie Osmond. Suffering from depression, Michael had been to rehab in the past. Marie Osmond, who was scheduled to have a show with her brother in Las Vegas, has since cancelled. The pair were supposed to perform at The Flamingo last night.
Osmond is best known for being in The Donny and Marie Show in the '70s with her brother. The two have become famous from their musical talent on their show, which was a huge hit. When their show debuted in 1976, they were named the youngest prime-time hosts in the history of television. "Paper Roses," "Make the World Go Away," "I'm Leaving It (All) Up to You," "Morning Side of the Mountain," "Puppy Love," "Soldier of Love," and "Deep Purple” are some of their hit songs. The Osmond’s were planning to perform at the hotel throughout March.
Specific details of Blosil’s death are still being investigated by Los Angeles authorities. Osmond herself has battled depression in the past. Her son was a student at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Several reports claim that he leapt to his death near the location of his school.