April 22, 2010 / 12:27 AM / 9 years ago

No drug role in suicide of Marie Osmond's son: officials

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drugs or alcohol played no role in the suicide of singer Marie Osmond’s 18 year-old son, Los Angeles authorities said on Wednesday after examining his body.

Michael Blosil jumped to his death on February 26, from the eighth-floor balcony of his downtown Los Angeles apartment.

Toxicology tests showed that drugs or alcohol did not contribute to Blosil’s death, the L.A. coroner’s office said.

The celebrity website TMZ.com reported that a friend of Blosil told investigators he was depressed due to bad school grades and a visit from a former girlfriend.

The friend also described how Blosil had told her he had tried three times before to hang himself, TMZ said.

Michael was Marie Osmond’s adopted son with her second husband, Brian Blosil, from whom she is divorced.

Marie Osmond is a singer in the show business family The Osmonds, and her hits include “Paper Roses” and “Meet Me in Montana.”

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant

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