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Marie Osmond Son Michael Blosil Commits Suicide (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Entertainer Marie Osmond's son Michael Blosil committed suicide on the evening of February 26.  The 18-year-old suffered from severe depression and jumped from the 8th floor window of his high-rise apartment at 9:00 p.m. Friday night.  The complex, known as The Met, is located at 950 South Flower Street in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the 911 call at  9:26 p.m., and characterized the tragic event as an "extreme fall".

Marie's brother, Donny Osmond, confirmed this news to Entertainment Tonight.  He said, "Please pray for my sister and her family."  Marie also released a statement of her own: "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."

Blosil, who was a student at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, left a suicide note indicating that because of his life-long battle with depression, he struggled with friendships and never felt that he fit in.

He sent a text message to a female friend and neighbor at 9:00 p.m., telling her that she would find a note addressed to her in his apartment.  She headed there immediately and was let in by his roommates.  They discovered the note, read it, and within minutes heard sirens and discovered that  Blosil had plunged to his death.

Michael's roommates told police that Michael had been clean and sober in recent days but had been struggling with his mental health.  The acquaintance also told officers that Blosil had tried to end his life once before.

The L.A. Coroner's office has initiated a death investigation and has scheduled an autopsy and toxicology testing.

Marie Osmond has fought her own battle with depression, suffering severe postpartum depression in 1999.  She chronicled the struggle in her book "Behind the Smile".

In 2007, while Marie was a celebrity contestant on Dancing With The Stars, her then 16-year-old Michael entered a treatment facility.  The reason behind the rehabilitation was never released but  the event turned into a media firestorm when Marie was blindsided by Larry King during her guest appearance on his show.

Michael was one of eight children that Marie and her ex-husband Brian Blosil raised together.   Marie gave birth to Stephen, Rachael and Matthew and adopted Jessica, Brandon, Brianna, Abigail and Michael.  They range in age from 27 to 8.

Donny and Marie have canceled their Las Vegas show  at the Flamingo until further notice.

Comedian Roseanne Barr blames Marie and the Mormon church of Michael's death - read her scathing blog rant here.

More photos and Osmond family video below...



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    I am not a Mormon and do not agree with many of their teachings . However, I find it rather sad that such a tragic event such as the suicide of Marie Osmond's son is being used as a band wagon for religious bigots to post comments blasting the Mormon church. It is these people and not the church who are closed-minded, insensitive and prejudiced! There are thousands of people who take their lives and their religious persuasions span across the board, but like salivating wolves , people are almost delighted to jump on a church as the cause, although there is no proof, and supressed homosexuality as the cause, although there is no proof.
    Why not put your energies into being a bit more open minded and intelligent.
    We do not live in the dark ages now and people have the right to believe , or not to, as they please, without malicious criticism.

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    Dear Marie. I watched your interview on Oprah. I know the pain you are going through. I too, lost my son Kevin, to suicide, he just turned 16. When you talked about your son Micheal, about how happy and full of life he was, well it instantly brougt back the images of my son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. take care. Marlene

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    Both of the above theory's probably have some basis in fact. The fact is, given a choice, Marie would probably chose her lesbian daughter, over her gay son. Why? Well, If ultimately confronted with this choice, you can bet the Mormon church would encourage her to side with her daughter over her son, especially if her son had 'behavioral problems' from an early age. (Remember it was in the news YEARS ago that Michael torched Marie's home...) In addition, again.. if it's going to be a choice between putting the female through hell because she's gay, or the male??? The Mormon church will without question, throw the male under the bus before the female. This ultimately, sends a much more 'crippling' message to the outside world. Which is basically, what it's all about. Why you might ask? Do your own homework on that one.

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    Your theory has one major flaw. Marie's daughter is gay and living with her partner for years. She publicily supports her and has come out for gay rights. So why would she support one child and not the other? It would seem to me that if he was gay, he probably would of distanced himself from a church that feels the way they do so that what they thought wouldn't matter to him. So, I sincerely doubt that it was the church that killed him.

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    Marie's son was gay, as you may not know as everyone seems sheepishly intent on saying he wasn't. But the family (And the Mormon Church) put him through all sorts of reeducation Hell. I find it sadly outrageous that the news Media would keep such an important, pertinent part of the equation out of the spotlight. The Mormon Church is, anyway you slice it, at least partially responsible for this young man's death. How nice it would be if their culpability would actually get as much attention, as the trivial side notes. Give it some thought folks,