Marie Osmond's Teen Son Leaps to His Death in DTLA
Michael Blosil, the 18-year-old son of performer Marie Osmond, reportedly committed suicide last night in Los Angeles, according to Entertainment Tonight and other news sources. Michael "died after jumping from his downtown Los Angeles apartment at about 9 p.m. on Friday night." The teen "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."
Osmond's brother Donny, with whom Marie has been performing a Vegas stage show, asked for the public's prayers on behalf of his sister and their family.
Michael was one of eight children; Osmond has one child from her first marriage, and seven with ex-husband Brian Blosil, of whom five--including Michael--were adopted. The LAT's Ministry of Gossip blog notes that in late 2007 "Michael, then 16, entered rehab, though what he was being treated for was not disclosed."