Can there possibly be anything worse than dealing with the death of your child? We really feel for entertainer Marie Osmond right now. Osmond is coping with loss of her son, Michael Blosil, who committed suicide last night. Details on the flipside.
Osmond family members have notified ET that Marie Osmond’s son Michael Blosil leapt to his death Friday night in Los Angeles. Contacted by phone this morning, Donny Osmond tells us: “Please pray for my sister and her family.”
Here are the details: Michael, who was in his late teens and is one of Marie’s eight children, died after jumping from his downtown Los Angeles apartment at about 9 p.m. on Friday night. He left a note explaining he intended to commit suicide due to his life-long battle with severe depression that left him, he said, feeling as if he had no friends and could never fit in.
We’re told that his mother Marie, who helped him fight the condition throughout his life, is devastated by the loss. Donny and Marie’s Las Vegas show has been canceled tonight.
So sad! He was so young. Depression is a very serious illness — people often try to brush it off or act as if those who suffer from depression are simply being dramatic about their problems, but its a very real issue. If you know anyone who you think might be depressed, please encourage them to seek help from a professional.