Marie Osmond Pays Tribute to Late Son Michael on His 29th Birthday

May 4, 2020, would have been the 29th birthday of Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil. The singing sensation took to social media to pay tribute to him alongside a throwback photo.

Osmond, 60, took to her Instagram account this week to celebrate her late son’s birthday. Sharing an old photo of the boy when he was just a toddler, “The Talk” co-host called him her “angel son.”

In the bittersweet commemoration, she added: “I love you eternally.” Osmond tragically lost Blosil to suicide in 2010, ten years ago, at the age of 18.

Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Eve Cooper, and Marie Osmond, the hosts of "The Talk." Photo taken on September 04, 2019 | Photo: Art Streiber/CBS via Getty Images

Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Eve Cooper, and Marie Osmond, the hosts of "The Talk." Photo taken on September 04, 2019 | Photo: Art Streiber/CBS via Getty Images

OSMOND’S OTHER KIDS

Every year she commemorates his birthday as a tribute to his life. The Donny & Marie star has been open and honest with her fans throughout her journey of healing.

The “Paper Roses” songstress is also a mother to Stephen, 37, Jessica, 32, Rachael, 30, Brandon, 23, Brianna, 22, Matthew, 20, and Abigail, 17. Last year, during an episode of "The Talk," the co-host brought up her late son.

HER SON WAS BULLIED

Speaking to her colleagues on the season 10 episode, Osmond said: "I have never spoken about this before but my son, who died, he was bullied.” She explained how he was bullied because of his sobriety.

In 2009, the musician revealed to “People” that she wouldn’t talk about her son’s submission into rehab. Blosil went into rehab in 2007.

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I’ve had a lot of firsts in my life but like you, this is my first pandemic. And I’m sure, like every other first we have been through, the hardest parts will always be the unknowns. When I first heard we all had to stay home, I thought…. what?? It felt like I was being sent to my room. I guess this all got real to me when @thetalkcbs stopped airing for a few weeks to be safe. Before I left LA to go to Arizona to check on my daughter Jessica, I made sure my kids in California were all safe. Then we went back home to Vegas. My husband and I got the rest of our kids set up there... then went to Utah. Steve has diabetes and my immune system isn’t the greatest so we felt at our tender ages of 29🤥 we should isolate ourselves.😷 After growing up with a large family of brothers and then 36 years of raising my children, I’m enjoying being alone with my husband. 🥰 It has been a blessing to have that time together especially after being apart for over 25 years! ♥️ And you know what else I am doing? Sleeping…🥱 I mean really sleeping and it is amazing!!!!😴 I know I am very blessed to be able to do this! I guess after 57 years of working consistently I almost forgot how enjoyable it is to take a nap. 😂 After all, the house IS soooo quiet! 😂 There isn’t somewhere to go, a deadline to meet or something planned I need to tackle …this quarantine has been hard on so many for different reasons, but being a glass half full... instead of a glass half empty kind a person, I believe there are valuable things to learn from this also. It’s in how we spend our time! We have an opportunity to reset, to really get rid of what isn’t healthy or good for us. We also have time to serve others in many ways. Like checking on our neighbors to make sure they have what they need from food to medicine and YES let’s send more and more funny and uplifting memes to each other! Social distancing does not mean closing everyone off because right now we need to keep in touch. ☺️ We are still our brother’s keeper, just from a distance! Check out the rest of my message on Facebook, have a very #HappySunday AND... Join me tomorrow on @thetalkcbs Instagram LIVE to answer questions at 2pm ET/11am PT!🥰

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PROOF OF THE BULLYING

Osmond shared during the show that she had text messages that proved her son was bullied. She noted how the bullying had a great hand in Blosil taking his life.

OPENING UP ABOUT HER SON

The singer also revealed that she didn’t act against the bullying at the time. On November 11, 2010, Osmond spoke candidly for the first time about her son’s death to Oprah Winfrey.

MICHAEL WAS DEPRESSED

Osmond is speaking out for the first time about the day Blosil died. She shared how the last conversation she had with her son revealed that he was depressed.

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Happy Anniversary my love!!!💜💜

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HOW THE BOY DIED

He complained about not having friends and Osmond promised to see him the coming Monday. However, on February 26, 2010, when Blosil jumped to his death from the roof of his apartment building in Los Angeles.

BLOSIL WAS A SUBSTANCE ABUSER

He had been a first-year student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Blosil battled with substance abuse and depression following his parents' divorce in 2007.

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