Marie Osmond Reflects on Her Son's Suicide in The Key is Love

Pop culture icon and talk show host Marie Osmond reflects on one of the darkest periods of her life, dealing with her son Michael's suicide, in her new book The Key Is LovePeople quotes her heart wrenching memory.

About six months before Michael died, during a "Meet 'n Greet" after my Vegas show, a woman gave me a hug and said, "Oh, Marie. You've been through depression, divorce, kids in rehab . . . What haven't you been through?" I answered, "I haven't lost a child. That would be the worst thing."

On February 26, 2010 the "worst thing" happened. My sweet son left me, his family, and friends by jumping from the balcony of his eighth floor college apartment in Los Angeles. Even as I write this I want to cry out, "Please, don't let this be true."

In other related Marie Osmond news, The Young and the Restless cast members drop by her talk show today to commemorate the show's 40th anniversary.


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I wish no parent ever had to endure the loss of a child. No one death of a child is worse than any other, but to have the added burden of so many, "Why?", type of questions has to be almost unbearable. My heart goes out to Marie and to all grieving parents.

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The title of her book should be "The Key Is Plastic Surgery"; she's an expert at that. Parenting? Not so much.