Marie Osmond from 'The Talk' Mourns Recent Death of Her Friend & Recalls Son Michael's Passing in Touching Post

Marie Osmond is mourning the death of her friend, John Lauck, and Brynne Catherine, the daughter of her friend, Paul Sorrell, and  she paid tribute to them via an emotional post on Instagram

It's been ten years since Marie Osmond lost her son, Michael Blosil after he committed suicide, but she recalled his memory in a tributary post in honor of her late friend, John Lauck, and Brynne Catherine. 

John Lauck was the president and CEO of Children Miracle Network Hospitals, while Brynne Catherine Sorrel was a graduate of the University of Utah, and was only just 26.

Marie Osmond attends the grand opening of Olivia Newton-John's residency show "Summer Nights" at Flamingo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images

Marie Osmond attends the grand opening of Olivia Newton-John's residency show "Summer Nights" at Flamingo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images

John died following complications from a biking accident, while Brynne died as a result of cancer called Ewings Sarcoma.

Osmond explained that she received some devastating news about two of her dear friends who were down with cancer and that as she prayed for them, she pondered on all those she loved, who were undergoing trials. Marie also said that:

"February is a challenging month for me as it brings forward the memories of son Michael's death."

After speaking about the deaths of Brynne and John, Marie said that she understand the pain of losing a child and also knows the effect of people being there for those that are mourning, during the trying times.

The 60-year-old added that it felt inadequate to just "be there" but that the act of simple support was "breathtakingly beautiful, healing, and essential." She again reiterated the need to, "come as you are, bring what you have."

Michael Blosil died in 2010, at the age of 18, after jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment.

Continuing,"The Talk" co-host said that the week had been filled with the sadness of life, and that death was the most challenging thing faced by humans; although it's part of the plan, it is also hard. 

Marie Osmond, since losing her son, Michael Blosil, has been open about her healing journey and told Closer Weekly in 2019 that she was learning to cope with the inconsolable loss. 

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I read the caption of an essay that said “Come as you are, bring what you have…” I had no idea how valuable that bit of wisdom would be for me as this last week progressed. Earlier this week, I received some devastating news that two of my dear friends have cancer. 😞 As I was praying for them and their families, I started to ponder all those who I love that are in the midst of trials and devastating loss. February is a challenging month for me as it brings forward the memories of my son Michael’s death. And although this is very difficult, his passing has given me a greater gratitude for our Savior’s atonement. On Friday my wonderful friend, John Lauck, who was the president and CEO of Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals passed away from the complications of a biking accident. It was so incredibly tragic and unexpected and has thrown so many of us that loved and admired him into enormous grief. Also this week, my friend and attorney Paul Sorrell lost his sweet daughter Brynne Catherine Sorrell to a cancer called Ewings Sarcoma. She was only 26 and a graduate of University of Utah where she was president of Chi Omega. I know the pain of losing a child, but I also remember the people who were there for me, who came as they were and brought what they had from their life experiences, and it all came with love. It feels inadequate to simply “be there,” but that act of simple support is so breathtakingly beautiful, healing and important. “Come as you are, bring what you have.” ♥️ This week has been filled with the sadness of life. Death is the most difficult thing we face, it’s part of the plan but so hard. There is one thing I know for sure, the Lord is aware of how difficult death is for us. As we “come as we are, bring what we have” we can be His hands in the most difficult of times for those around us. Not only will we bless them but we will be blessed in our own trials by serving others. God bless you all and especially those who are mourning at this time. I love you…Marie💋 Go to read the rest of my #SundayMessage on my Facebook page or marieosmond.com/sundaymessage

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The singer said that she just kept living, adding that she thought she knew what sorrow was, but that one never knows sorrow until they pass through it. 

Marie also explained that she has come to understand that the joy in sorrow comes when she looks at somebody who's going through what she had been through. 

That joy is in telling herself that she understands the person's difficulty. Marie also added that there was joy in loving other people and telling them that they were going to get through their difficult situation. 

Michael Blosil died in 2010, at the age of 18, after jumping from the eighth floor of his apartment, leaving behind a suicide note, in which he said that he decided to take his own life after a life-long battle with depression.

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