Coroner’s officials say the death of Marie Osmond’s son, 18-year-old Michael Bryan, has been ruled a suicide and that drugs or alcohol didn’t play a role in the teen’s leap from an eight-story balcony in Los Angeles in February.
Bryan left behind a suicide note, but the coroner’s office wanted toxicology results before ruling on his cause of death. The findings were released on April 21.
Bryan was one of five children that Osmond and her ex-husband adopted.
Osmond and her brother, Donny, took a brief break from their Las Vegas show before returning with a tribute to Bryan in March.
Donny and Marie Osmond are scheduled to return on March 9 to their Las Vegas show following the death of Marie’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil.
The sibling musical duo will return next Tuesday to the Flamingo Hotel & Casino and add five extra show dates for “Donny & Marie” from April 13 through17.
As previously reported by Las Vegas Backstage Access, Blosil, who had battled depression, committed suicide in Los Angeles last week.
The suicide death of Marie Osmond’s teenage son is forcing the singer to put her Las Vegas act with brother Donny on hold for an indefinite time.
The duo’s show at the Flamingo Hotel Showroom was canceled Saturday night and People.com cites a rep who says it’s not yet known how long the hiatus will remain in effect.
Los Angeles police say Marie’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, leapt to his death last Friday night from the downtown apartment building where he lived.
In a statement, Marie Osmond said she and her family were “devastated and in deep shock.”
An estimated 19.2 million people watched Donny Osmond last night win “Dancing With The Stars” — the smallest audience for the show’s finale since the first season – and take home the show’s traditional mirrored ball trophy in the season finale of the ABC TV contest reality program.
Helping push Osmond over the top was the tango he performed Tuesday with his professional dancing partner, Kym Johnson. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba hailed his performance as “artistry in motion.” It earned the top score of the final performances.
Osmond, the former teen pop star of the iconic singing Osmond family, said the show has been a highlight in a career of ups and downs.
The 52-year-old showbiz veteran, who headlines at the Flamingo in Las Vegas with his sister, Marie, has been performing almost all of his life, but said that there’s a difference between cutting albums and selling records and dancing competitively.
Donny Osmond now holds the distinction of being the first Las Vegas headliner to win “Dancing’ while having a show on the Las Vegas Strip.
He competed during the show’s finale Tuesday against singer Mya and Kelly Osbourne, daughter of rock star Ozzy Osbourne.
Mistakes on the dance floor during the season weren’t the only missteps of ABC’s live broadcast. At the top of Tuesday’s show, as highlights from Monday’s show ran, the video froze on shot of Miss Piggy, prompting host Tom Bergeron to remind viewers that the broadcast was live and send the show to an early commercial break.
This was the ninth edition of the contest, one of television’s most popular shows. The Nielsen Co. says ratings have been down all season for the show, an indication that viewers weren’t as attached to the contestants as they had in the past.
Donny and Marie Osmond, headliners at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, flew to London yesterday to film a TV special that airs in Europe in November. It’s called “An Audience with Donny and Marie” and will feature their first album release together in 29 years.
Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond will reign as “Woman of the Year” at the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Black and White Ball on January 23 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Bette Midler received the honor for 2009.
Marie Osmond debuted professionally at age 3, peforming in her brothers’ act, “The Osmond Brothers.”
Las Vegas Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond’s television talk show, planned for a September premiere on stations in 80 percent of the U.S., has now been cancelled.
A weak economy was supposedly the culprit. “This project, under proper conditions, still remains a strong passion of mine,” she said in a released statement.