Mary Hart on Marie Osmond: Singer Finding Solace in Faith, Family Following Son's Suicide

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Just days after her teenage son committed suicide, Marie Osmond is in seclusion.

This piece of information is courtesy of Entertainment Tonight anchor Mary Hart, a close friend of the singer's. Said Hart on CBS' The Early Show today:

"I find tremendous grace in her own words: 'I really believe that it's the lows that make us who we are. It's not the success. It's how we handle all that.'"

Hart adds that Osmond "is finding solace in her faith and her family" and:

"You can bet she has loving arms around her. The Osmonds are a very close-knit family and, in times of loss or tragedy, they support each other and really band together as a family, and in love."

New reports indicate that Osmond's son Michael left a suicide note prior to jumping from the eighth floor of his Los Angeles apartment building on Friday. It stated he had no friends and did not fit in.

This description was news to Michael's roommate, however. She says he was "probably the funniest, happiest guy I've ever met in my entire life. This is something I would never expect."


@Gordon - I know I would be dead without my medication. I tried all different sorts of therapy for ten years, beginning when I was eight. The meds are the only thing that have helped me. What do you think about medicating people with psychosis? It's impossible to get rid of hallucinations with therapy. @Hellion - Selfish, eh? So I guess those who have ended their lives because they thought they were a burden on everyone else are selfish. They weren't thinking of themselves then. They didn't want to hurt those around them anymore. Don't you think it's a bit selfish to want to force people to live when they're in constant pain? You've obviously never had a severe mental illness. And until you do, I suggest you don't talk about things you know nothing about.


If he had zero friends then what was his roommate? People who commit suicide are selfish and I have no sympathy for them. I do, however, feel for the Osmond family.