First John Travolta, and now Marie Osmond has tragically lost a child. Michael Blosil was Marie Osmond’s son and was only 18 years old when he jumped from 8 stories to his death on Friday. Michael suffered from severe depression and even required treatment back in 2007. According to the National Enquirer, it sounds like he may have also been involved with some people associated with drugs, although she doesn’t say so specifically. It really doesn’t matter though. It’s a tragic loss and these are horribly sad circumstances. From the National Enquirer,
“Marie Osmond’s son leaps 8 stories to his death.
Michael Blosil, 18 , Marie’s son, suffered from severe depression and left behind a suicide note expressing loneliness and despair on Friday.
Back in 2007, Blosil, then age 16, entered a rehab facility for treatment.
In a 2007 interview, brother Donny Osmond revealed that Michael suffered from ongoing problems. “Marie has been dealing with this for a very long time. Unfortunately, he got into the wrong crowd.”
Before jumping to his death, Blosil reportedly texted a friend to tell her he had left a note for her in his apartment. The note didn’t specifically mention suicide, but suggested they would never see each other again. Blosil and the unidentified woman were supposed to get together later that night.
A devastated Marie expressed her grief about her tragic loss in a statement: “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.”
It’s always sad to lose someone so young. It’s even more sad when they’re so sad just before their death that they don’t see a way out. Our thoughts are with the Osmond family. Rest in peace, Michael.