Marie Osmond's Thoughts about Tragic Death of Her Son Who Took His Life in 2010 at Age 18
Losing a child is excruciatingly painful for any parent. For Marie Osmond, she had to deal with the loss of her son Michael when he was only 18 years old.
Marie Osmond's life changed when she lost her 18-year-old son to suicide. While many were surprised she went to work shortly after the incident, she revealed that she didn't want the rest of the family to die along with him.
She showed how strong she was to continue with her life as a mom to Stephen, Jessica, Rachael, Brandon, Brianna, Matthew, and Abigail. In the end, the TV personality remained strong for her children despite being in real sorrow.
YOU KEEP LIVING
Speaking about how she coped with the loss of her son, she said that she had to keep living. She added that she finds comfort knowing that other people understand what she went through, saying:
"You keep living. I thought I knew what sorrow was but you don’t ever know until you’ve been through it."
Osmond went on to have a big family, the same way she was raised in a large clan where she was the only girl out of nine children. She grew up under the spotlight, appearing on "The Andy Williams Show" as a toddler.
In 1983, she welcomed her first child Stephen Jr. with her husband, Steve Craig. After their divorce, she married Brian Blosil, with whom she shares her other kids. In 2011, she re-married Steve Craig, and they've been happily married since then.
HER BIGGEST BLESSING
Osmond, who gained success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s, called her children the "greatest gift from God." However, while on her show "The Talk," she revealed that she isn't leaving any money to her children.
She said that it was a joint decision with her husband, as they did not want to take away the most important gift they could give their children, which was the ability to work.
A GREATER CAUSE
After seeing the kids of wealthy families who end up in trouble because of their generational wealth, Osmond decided she did not want the same fate for her kids. Instead, she will donate her money to charity once she dies.
Not everyone agreed with Osmond's decision, like her co-host Sheryl Underwood. She claims that it's important to raise children to value money so that they don't end up greedy with their wealth if parents decide to leave them with anything.
Osmond is best known for her work with her brother Donny. They hosted the variety show "Donny & Marie" from 1975 to 1979 and performed together for years.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.