What a crazy week, first Andrew Koenig commits suicide and tragically, Maria Osmond’s 18 year old son, Michael Blosil, committed suicide Friday evening in Los Angeles.
It was reported, Blosil jumped to his death from his downtown apartment building around 9PM, according to new details obtained by ET Online. The Los Angeles Fire Department was quickly dispatched after receiving a phone call and found a body believed to be Blosil’s upon arrival. An autopsy on the body may be conducted as early as tomorrow, says ET.
Blosil left a suicide note behind, he said the reason for his decision to end his life was due to his life long battle with depression. He was the adopted son of Marie Osmond and her former husband.
“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 said.
In a telephone interview, Donny Osmond told ET, “Please pray for my sister and her family.”
Osmond and her ex-husband, Brian Blosil, adopted Michael. Following their divorce after 20 years of marriage, Michael became depressed and in November 2007, entered rehab.
“Those kinds of things are really very hard for a teenager to deal with,” Osmond told PEOPLE in March of 2009. “And if he ever wants to talk about it … he will, but it has to be their choice. It’s not my choice.”
Depression, is a deadly condition that plagues millions of people. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May Michael’s soul rest in peace. The funeral is expected to be held late next week.