Autopsy on Marie Osmond’s son inconclusive

marie_osmondAn autopsy carried out on Marie Osmond’s teenage son is “inconclusive.” Michael Blosil, 18, died Friday after jumping from his eight storey apartment in Los Angeles. An autopsy was carried out on Sunday, but the cause of his death has been deferred until toxicology tests are carried out. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Michael’s friends and roommates claim he was clean at the time of his death, but they also said he’d attempted to take his life once before. The results of further tests are expected in around six weeks. Michael left a suicide note before his death, revealing he was battling depression. Coroner’s officials are now set to talk to his family to find out why he would have wanted to take his own life. Marie, who has seven other children, is said to be in a state of “disbelief.” A friend said, “They’re doing the best they can,” referring to Marie’s family. “They’re all together. She’s taking care of her family. They’re trying to understand and make sense of it.”

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  1. mandee • March 3, 2010 @ 1:54 PM

    i can kind of understand the toxicology report, but really? an autopsy? he left a note, flung his body off of a building, do we really think there could be another cause of death?

  2. Kim • March 3, 2010 @ 5:52 PM

    They’re probably wondering if he was on drugs at the time.

  3. twilight sucks • March 3, 2010 @ 6:01 PM

    maybe they wanted to know if he bounced lol

  4. Nancy • March 3, 2010 @ 6:19 PM

    The toxicology report is to find out if he was on drugs or alcohol. As for the ’cause of death’ well, he did leave a note and SUPPOSEDLY jumped off the 8th storey balcony…he could also have been pushed.

  5. Carol • March 3, 2010 @ 9:53 PM

    Autopsy’s are the norm Mandee, even when they don’t make sense. Another money grab for the hospitals in the USA/governments in Canada. BUT…there is possiblity they could find something. What would be good is if they could use his brain for science. I’m not trying to be cold, but mental illness is such a trivial thing, they need the brain to do the research. It could really help down the road.

  6. mandee • March 4, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

    that would be nice if he donated his brain, but i dont think he did or the family will. no one wants to know their families body parts are missing. 🙁 and yeah i guess youre right about autopsies, i didnt really think of it that way.

  7. Tina Ocovich • March 4, 2010 @ 1:49 AM

    “Coroners officials are now set to talk to his family to find out why he would have wanted to take his own life.”
    OK, that is disgusting. Obviously these investigators have never had a family member commit suicide. Why he wanted to take his own life?? Seriously? Do they not realize his family is probably torturing themselves with those questions every single minute now? People commit suicide because of depression which is a mental illness that no one wants to talk about. He was obviously a soul in agony. Unfortunately, young men are often more successful at suicide attempts than females is because they tend to be more reckless and choose more lethal methods (jumping from an 8th floor balcony as opposed to a handful of pills). God only knows what was going through his mind when he jumped and as he was falling but hopefully now his soul is at peace. The investigators need to leave his family alone to grieve in privacy and not put them through questions that have no answer.

  8. shoothegun • March 4, 2010 @ 8:42 AM

    Tina Ocovich I agree with you 100%. How one thinks when they are depressed no one will ever really know. My whole hearted sympathy to Marie and her family for yet another star has to go thru such a terrible time. It truly makes you wonder what is happening in this crazy world??

  9. sushispike • March 4, 2010 @ 10:11 AM

    I also believe that mental illness is not studied
    enough. We who live with it go to places in our heads
    where we cannot explain. When my black fog rolls in I am
    in such deep pain I can’t find a way out right away. I have been fortunate. Many others have not. Please don’t judge someone with mental illness until you have walked
    a mile in their shoes.

    peace and prayers

  10. Dory • March 4, 2010 @ 7:26 PM

    Even in the 21st century mental illness still has many mysteries. I have lived with chronic depression for 26 years and it is an extremely difficult illness to deal with. You are definitely “not yourself” while depressed. My heart and prayers go out to Marie’s family in this very difficult time. Everyone needs to know there was no way anyone was going to be able to stop Michael. Once your mind is made up to take your life, a depressed person will try to do so.

  11. tributegirl • March 5, 2010 @ 5:05 PM

    I really, really feel for people who are depressed, I just can’t imagine living that way. I am upbeat and happy almost all the time, and when I get down I know it’s not that bad and it won’t last long, so I guess I really am one of the lucky ones. Carol, maybe people like me should donate their brains as well, for comparison?
    I agree, asking the family why he might do this is pretty disgusting, they are already suffering the most unimaginable pain right now, why add to it when there is no answer?

  12. Alex Deaz • March 6, 2010 @ 2:00 AM

    God Bless Marie and her family. Until you have walked a mile in the shoes of someone who suffers from depression. you will never know the darkness that you are succuubed by. It takes over you in a way that no words can explain. There is no “right state of mind”. you cannot process reality from pain. The depression takes you over body and mind. there is no reasoning process. Just a dark cloud that takes over you that makes you feel that life is not worth living. No matter how loving your family and friends and support system are. It goes beyond that. May Michael and all those who have gone before him.. Rest in Peace. The pain is gone. .but the need for research for depression is in dire need!

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