Was it because he was adopted? Depressed? Or gay? All of the above, likely, and complicated by his adoptive family practicing Mormonism.
One of Marie's children, a daughter, is reportedly
Because family is such an important part of LDS doctrine and culture, adoption and abortion can create unique concerns and questions within the LDS community. Adopted children become "sealed" to their adoptive family in a sect which puts great value on genealogy, a dichotomy which is bound to cause confusion and pain for the adopted into the religion, just as those adopted Jewish families in which the line of ethnicity is carried by the mothers blood line.
As with my own daughter, we will never be able to pinpoint which cause was "the" precipitating or more prominent factor in Michael jumping to his death.
As for Marie, she will attend Michael's' funeral on Monday and on Tuesday? Marie and her brother Donny will resume their Las Vegas show The Donny and Marie Show the following day.
Some have said that work is therapeutic for Marie, but...geez...does she not even care about APPEARANCES, as in how cold that look, not as in a stage appearance?
As a mother who lost a child, I find it totally disrespectful. But then it's what she did when Michael went into drug rehab.
Prayers for other kids, especially others who are adopted and/or gay.
UPDATE: Sunday, March 7
The National Enquirer's front page headline that reads, "Marie Osmond Suicidal after Gay Son Leaps 8 Floors to His Death." It 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.