April 9, 2009
Marie Osmond's son dies in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES – Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son Michael Blosil has died, the entertainer said Saturday.
Osmond said in a statement through her publicist that her family is devastated by the "tragic loss." She did not provide details on the death.
Entertainment Tonight reported on its Web site that Blosil jumped to his death Friday night from a downtown Los Angeles apartment building.
Officers responded to an apparent suicide jump in the area, but the victim was not identified Saturday, Los Angeles Police Officer Gregory Baek said.
"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," Osmond said in the statement.
Blosil reportedly left a note which referred to a lifelong battle with depression.
In 2007, Osmond said Michael was treated at a rehabilitation facility, but she didn't disclose the nature of his problem.
Donny Osmond, Blosil's uncle, told Entertainment Tonight: "Please pray for my sister and her family."
Michael is one of Osmond's five adopted children. She also has three other children from two marriages. She divorced Brian Blosil in 2007 after two decades of marriage. She and her first husband Stephen Craig divorced in 1985.
Osmond earned fame at age 13 with the hit song "Paper Roses," and starred with her brother, Donny, on television's "Donny and Marie Show" during the 1970s.
They perform a musical variety show regularly at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The hotel said Saturday's performance was canceled.
April 9, 2009
I just read that. So sad.
Poor Marie Osmond..she too suffers from depression and has just been coming back 'to llife' this last couple years or so..I fear this will just destroy her.
I saw also, that missing actor from "growing Pains" has turned upp dead. Also a suicide.
sad, sad, sad
(his dad was Chekov in Star Trek, right? )
My heart goes out to their loved ones
Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams
April 9, 2009
Here is a little more information. 18 is too young, his life was just beginning!
Yes Bionic, the actor from growing pains found dead, also a suicide was Chekof's son. Chekof was the grand marshal of a small parade John Jr. was in when he was in the Cub Scouts, about the time growing pains was on the air.
Marie Osmond's son died near downtown L.A. fashion institute he attended
February 28, 2010 | 8:50 am
L.A. authorities today continued their investigation into the apparent suicide of Michael Blosil, the 18-year-old son of entertainer Marie Osmond.
Details about the case -- including where he died -- remain unclear.
Los Angeles Police Department officials told KTLA News that officers responded to a report of a suicide at the 900 block of South Flower Street about 10 p.m. Friday. Traffic in that area was diverted during the investigation, but more details were not immediately available.
That location is near the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Tammy Nguyen, a student at the institute, said Blosil attended the school, majoring in apparel manufacturing. Nguyen said that she gathered with other students at the lobby of the Met, an apartment building at Flower and 9th streets, Friday night, and that she saw Blosil’s body covered with a white sheet on the sidewalk.
“Everyone was in shock,” Nguyen said. Blosil lived on the eighth floor.
Blosil's death was being investigated by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, said coroner's Lt. Brian Elias.
Osmond, 50, said 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.”
Osmond is best known for the ABC variety show “Donny & Marie” in the late 1970s, in which she starred with her brother. She and her brother have performed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and now have a variety show at the Flamingo Showroom in Las Vegas.
-- Rong-Gong Lin II
ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: More details on this case, as well as photos from a memorial in downtown L.A., from The Times' Christie D'Zurilla at the Ministry of Gossip.
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