Tragic News: Marie Osmond's Son Michael Blosil Has Committed Suicide

Sat, February 27, 2010 6:01pm EDT by 35 Comments
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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.

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Gina

Posted at 6:25 PM on March 16, 2010  

Marie needs a makeover SOON!

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Steve Marcus

Posted at 3:13 AM on March 8, 2010  

I’m sure Marie loved her kid; however, if the kid was gay it is probably because his family’s ‘tough love’ and shame pushed him over the edge–literally. I’m familiar with families who consider homosexuality just a phase, a choice, something that can be changed and these people never dream that they may be slowing killing their child may it be via suicide, risky sex or even plain old school self-hate. Message to all parents: You can’t change your kid and you’re doing more harm than good. Yes, this child may crack and eventually marry a woman but he/she will live a damaged life. Parents often mean well and I get why gayness scares them: increased risk of AIDS, hate crimes, and social rejection; however, none of this is nearly as bad as what has happened to poor Michael.

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bjorn

Posted at 7:51 AM on March 8, 2010  

Gay people are not at more risk of contracting AIDS. I am sorry, nothing personal, I just hate it when people continue to say this about us gay people. Statistically young women are much more likely to get it nowadays. Your thoughts are so 20 years ago, and it is people like you that help continue the stigma attached with being gay, which in turn increases the amount of hate crimes, that you spoke of.

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Gina

Posted at 6:22 PM on March 16, 2010  

You are dead wrong about homosexuals and Aids in general.
African American homosexual and drug addicted males are number 1 as far as having AIDS. Homosexuals are number 2.

 
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cheryl j.

Posted at 10:09 AM on March 9, 2010  

Yes, there are definately some religions that still teach that that the homomsexual lifestyle is a sin according to the Bible. It isn’t wrong to bring your children up according to the standards God laid out in the Bible. What was wrong then in s wrong now. God doesn’t hate homosexuals any more than he would hate someone who lies or steals. God loves the sinner but hates sin.
Just because Hollywood, society is accepting of that lifestyle doesn’t make it right. The only two that know the real reason behind Michael’s suicide is Michael and God. Let’s pray for the Osmond family.

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Beth Bleavins

Posted at 10:47 PM on March 2, 2010  

Dear Marie & Family

My prayer are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

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johnny jayes

Posted at 1:15 AM on March 2, 2010  

Hello,so many people have problems and disaster hit the Osmands ,people need help when depression hits ,we need to see a doctor and get help and meds.There is help for those who seek help,i know I’m clinical Depressed and get the help often .Please do so too ,people.Love you all DONNIE AND MARIE.Love you,j.j.h

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johnny jayes

Posted at 1:06 AM on March 2, 2010  

hello,what crazy news ,so so bad a thing to happen to Marie Osmand ,it’s so sudden and we are sorry for his death and your loss of a son .We feel your pain and shall pray for you always.J.Jayes

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naika

Posted at 7:54 PM on March 1, 2010  

That is just one of the terrible things that can happen when families are to conservative and don’t accept their children gender and sexual preference choices.It is hard enough to go through like in a world without understanding ,but just imagine how hard must be to have that pressure to please your own family specially if they are famous and religious like his family are. poor kid…it hurt so much to just think how painful life must have being to him. I say this as a mother of a gay child , so I know what I am talking about.

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getbacktowork

Posted at 5:05 PM on March 1, 2010  

love marie.
love the osmonds.
horrible tragedy.
marie supported her son.

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stephanie

Posted at 3:49 PM on March 1, 2010  

To Marie Osmond and family we send our deepest sympathy to your family God Bless!!

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Riley

Posted at 3:19 PM on March 1, 2010  

How does “not liking” something make someone phoney? I am sure they supported him and loved him. They may not have approved but they are not the kind of people to turn their backs on their family. So if that is what people mean by being phoney, then I guess that are. I guess people in this world now arent used to seeing families stick together and do good so they call them phonies. They attack good people for no reason other than they are ashamed of their on selves. Any religion, including mormans states that same sex marriages/unions are wrong and immoral. God wouldnt create something that He disagrees with. So therefore it is a choice, just like drinking, etc. They supported him but did not like his choices. They probably didnt have anything to do with his death, he may not have liked who he was because of reasons we may never know or no reason at all. Still pray for his family and the rest of the people who suffer from depression for different reasons. Regardless, they lost someone they loved!

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Mark

Posted at 4:19 PM on March 1, 2010  

I am a gay man who loves. It is so unfortunate that so many people who use the label “Christian” have so much judgement and hatred towards anyone who doesn’t replicate their thoughts and beliefs. Please keep your comments to yourself about gay and church and the bible, unless you life an impeccable life that is free of any tarnish and only full of love like Christ had for all of his fellow men. And leave the Mormons alone. It’s no secret that so many “Organized” religious groups use fear, not God for power (same way the Nazi party did). You would have to have almost no education and live in a hole not to recognize this. Let people be who they are, especially those who have alot of love and compassion to give to this world that is lacking in both!

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Ray

Posted at 10:32 AM on March 4, 2010  

I would like to PUSH you off the balkony for everyu time you had to lie

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BrandonL1982

Posted at 3:01 PM on March 1, 2010  

Found these articles. They may be proof that Marie isn’t necessarily be homophobic. Not sure what’s true or not. Either way, what a tragedy.

http://www.towleroad.com/2009/05/marie-osmond-on-gay-rights-and-her-lesbian-daughter.html

http://perezhilton.com/2009-05-05-mormon-marie-osmond-supports-gay-marriage

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BrandonL1982

Posted at 3:02 PM on March 1, 2010  

remove the “be” grrr sorry.

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Keep It Real

Posted at 1:19 PM on March 4, 2010  

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Can’t beat up on homosexuals, they have enough problems as it is. I love and pray for those who are homosexuals, drug addicts, etc.

 
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BrandonL1982

Posted at 1:07 PM on March 1, 2010  

I have never liked the Osmonds…because of how incredibly fake they act. But now this. If in fact he jumped to his death because he was gay, shame on them!!!!! Jumping deaths are generally related to an extreme hate of oneself…and one reason someone would hate themself so much is because they have been told their entire life something is wrong with them. Has anyone seen or heard of “Prayers for Bobby”? This poor kid.

Also, to the woman who said gays are equal…GIVE US A BREAK! Are we equal in the eyes of the law? NOPE!!!!!!!!!! And while you were a good parent to your child, plenty of other children are DEFINITELY NOT accepted for their sexuality…and if this story turns out to be true, here would be another example.

POOR KID!

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patrickict

Posted at 10:45 PM on February 28, 2010  

anyone who doesn’t think Mormons hate gays is living in a
dream world. They were the ones who helped overturn gay
marraige in California. The poor kid didn’t stand a chance
being raised in a Mormon gay hating family. I can’t stand
Marie Osmond never have like that phony b**** especially
when she was on Dancing With the Stars. She was so rude
to the judges and I just hope her son now has found some
peace. Poor guy ! God help us if we get Mitt Romney for
president as he’s a big time Mormon , if he does all the gays in America better get their visas to Canada or Europe!

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MACDONALDBANK

Posted at 12:03 PM on February 28, 2010  

My heart goes out to the Osmonds. It’s possibly yet another young guilt ridden gay boy dealing with religion from the Mormon or Christian church or any other for that matter. Religious extremists are using their selfish fantasy to lay so much guilt on a part of nature and gay boys are forced to feel second class and even less. Being Gay is as natural as being black. The Growing Pains guy who just hanged himself in Vancouver could be yet another. Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter has the courage to put together a new group to help gay youth.

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Moonlightlady339

Posted at 12:24 PM on February 28, 2010  

Whether or not it may be revealed that Michael may have been gay is irrelevant. In our society today, gay young people are accepted as equals. I am a Christian mother of a lesbian daughter, and we “never” ostracized our child, or made her feel that she was any less loved than her hetero brother. This young man must’ve been going through some tough inner turmoils. Turmoils which probably will never truly be revealed, since unfortunately he took them with him to his grave. So tragic. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone who suffered this loss.

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Kevan

Posted at 1:48 PM on February 28, 2010  

gay teenagers are 3 times more likely to commit suicide and be depressed. This is especially true in religious families, aka Mormon teenagers. It unfortunately is a grim truth.

 
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Mike C

Posted at 2:31 PM on February 28, 2010  

Moonlightlady – you are naive. gay people are NOT accepted as equals. while perhaps, acceptance is growing, equality is not. and while you may have never ostracized your daughter, i have plenty of friends who parents have kicked them out of the house, disowned them, sent them to therapy, refused to acknowledge their significant other, and “pray” that they will change.

 
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Suzanne

Posted at 11:48 AM on March 1, 2010  

I agree, Mike C. Here in the Bible Belt there are many people who are afraid to come out. They face ostracism and job loss. A good friend of mine was a music teacher at a religious university and was fired after coming out. Only one member of his family speaks to him, and that is only to try to get him to ‘come back to the Lord’. It’s very sad.

 
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Cathy C

Posted at 3:31 PM on March 1, 2010  

You talk about living in the Bible Belt. Maybe you should pick up the BIBLE and read it. We are not suppose to judge people, that is left to God but clearly being gay is not acceptable in the eyes of God, that doesn’t mean God doesn’t love every single person. I believe when people turn gay, they are mislead by other people and are depressed. Turning your life over to God is the way to go.

 
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Samuel

Posted at 9:56 PM on February 28, 2010  

You comment can only be interpreted as incredibly racist. You seem to be saying that when African-Americans were similarly barred from marrying that it reflected “acceptance as equals”. How dare you minimize injustice in such a trivializing manner. Let me guess … you’re a Republican?

 
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Jenny

Posted at 12:27 PM on February 28, 2010  

Marie Osmond has an openly lesbian daughter whom she loves outspokenly very much… so I guess there goes your big theory.

Also… where the hell did you get Andrew Koenig being gay from? You’re grasping as straws here, MACDONALDBANK. Stop trying to push your agenda on people who can’t even defend themselves.

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Gina

Posted at 6:24 PM on March 16, 2010  

Being gay is not natural as far as having sex goes. Your anal glands were made for one purpose not two.

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intheknow

Posted at 1:50 AM on February 28, 2010  

Sending heartfelt condolences on your loss of your loved one..
He is in heaven now and at peace and will always be with you and is looking down and and will be forever watching over you all…
God Bless you all…Amen…
Helene….

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20cujo

Posted at 11:02 PM on February 27, 2010  

Some one should have got this young man help a long time ago.To late now,RIP

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Alexandra Edwards

Posted at 10:42 PM on February 27, 2010  

Marie I love watching you and Donny on DWTS. As a mother myself sorry for your loss is not enough, I can’t imagine what your going through. So I will pray that God is you the strength you need to take one step at a time GOD BLESS YOUR entired family ..Lord bless and rest the soul of your son

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John Shegog

Posted at 10:19 PM on February 27, 2010  

My condolences to you and your family My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family

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Roadwork

Posted at 9:01 PM on February 27, 2010  

I love Marie Osmonds, I watch her on QVC sell her dolls and her crafts line, shes has a great sense of humor, I want to see her Las Vegas show, My prayers go out to her and her son.

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Eva Phelps

Posted at 8:38 PM on February 27, 2010  

Marie iam so sorry to hear about your son our prayer are with you and your family. You and Donnie have been one of our great idol! We seen your show in Las vegas on Jan 28 it was fantantic. love you so much.

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Karen

Posted at 6:43 PM on February 27, 2010  

My condolences to her family, depression is a hard disease to treat. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

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