Marie and her family are devastated over the loss of her teenage son, Michael.
Marie Osmond‘s teenage son, Michael Blosil, committed suicide Feb. 26 by jumping from his apartment in Los Angeles, according to a report from ETOnline.com. He left a note, telling loved ones that his long battle with depression led him to take his own life, explaining that he felt he had no friends and could never fit in. A 911 call was placed just before 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, and the LAPD has launched a death investigation into his suicide, TMZ is reporting. If foul play is suspected, it will become a homicide investigation.
A rep for Marie released the following statement Feb. 27: “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.” Marie’s brother Donny Osmond tells ETOnline.com, “Please pray for my sister and her family.”
It is believed Michael jumped from the balcony of his apartment building, which is called The Met. “It was categorized as an ‘extreme fall’,’” a source tells RadarOnline.com. “Four units from the fire department were dispatched including a battalion chief, supervising paramedic unit, a fire truck and a paramedic unit. Once they arrived, they worked in coordination with the LAPD and the coroner’s field investigator.”
Marie has openly discussed her own struggles with postpartum depression, following the birth of her seventh child. She wrote about her difficult time in her book, Behind The Smile: My Journey Out Of Postpartum Depression.
According to ETOnline.com, Donny and Marie have decided to cancel tonight’s performance of their current Las Vegas show.