''I think Michael was distraught because he was conflicted over his sexuality and didn't believe he could ever come out as a gay man to his religious Mormon family.''
Quote appearing in the National Enquirer under a headline that reads, "Marie Osmond Suicidal after Gay Son Leaps 8 Floors to His Death." It's reported that Marie Osmond's son, Michael Blosil (a/k/a Michael Bryan), committed suicide last week. He was to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. There has been some speculation about Michael's possible sexual orientation, but the Enquirer appears to be the first to quote any source. However, they allow that source to remain an anonymous "family insider." It's also reported that Michael was an adopted child who Marie and her ex-husband had raised, that he suffered from severe, lifelong depression and had entered rehab at 16. No reason was given why or what type of rehab treatment it was to be at that time. Parts of a suicide note, according to multiple reports, said he felt alone, and that the second half of the note was dedicated to a close female friend. Last May, Marie Osmond revealed that another of her eight children, daughter Jessica, was a lesbian and that she loved her, but stopped just short of saying that she approved of her daughter's plans for a gay wedding. (National Enquirer)
''marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself because he had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that "depression" is a lie! Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter! Hey, I want her and all the gay kids in the world to know that they are just fine being gay and that they deserve love and respect instead of insults and rebuke!... I know so many mormon kids who were gay and committed suicide, and I just cannot and will not stay quiet in order to not offend bigots anymore.''
Comedian Rosanne (Barr) writing on her highly opinionated blog about the suicide of Michael Blosil, the son of Marie Osmond. Rosanne states that she grew up in "slc" (Salt Lake City, UT) and relates her personal negative experiences in that Mormon environment, to the alleged sexual orientation of Osmond's son. The large Osmond family is very likely the most famous face of the Mormon Church. Rosanne's public message to Marie contains quite a few eye-opening statements, but she says she couldn't care less that people get mad about her statements, adding: "I am not a wimp, I am no democrat!" (Rosanne World)
''There are many gay individuals that are members of our church. I know many of them. In fact, some of my best friends are gay. You ask how I react regarding their marriages. Well, I do support our Church leaders who say that we can accept those with gay tendencies in our church as long as they do not act upon their temptations. Everyone has tenancies to succumb to temptation, but we all have the same standard given to us by our Father in Heaven. Whether we may be tempted to be immoral with members of our own sex or of the opposite sex, we are expected to live chaste lives. This is very well explained not only in the Book of Mormon, but in the Bible as well.''
An undated blog entry from the website of entertainer Donny Osmond, brother of Marie Osmond and uncle of the late Michael Blosil. This outtake is part of a response from what appears to be a Question & Answer section, unrelated to the recent suicide of his sister's son. Donny Osmond is part of a famous Mormon family and grew up performing with The Osmond Family. He later teamed up with his sister to become the even more famous duo known as Donny & Marie. In recent years, the pair have returned to the airwaves, most notably on "Entertainment Tonight" and also as contestants on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." In an impromptu bit of theater, Donny Osmond shared a televised kiss with Bruno Tonioli, one of that show's gay judges, last fall. (Donny.com)