Marie Osmond Eulogizes Son at Funeral


Michael Bryan, the 18-year-old son of Marie Osmond who took his own life last month, was buried in Provo, Utah on Monday, the Associated Press confirms.

About 450 people attended the service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel near Salt Lake City, where  Marie delivered a brief eulogy, saying "Thank you for those beautiful 18 years," E! News reports.  Michael's 20-year-old sister Rachel Blosil added, "He was a man of his word. He wasn't a talker, he was a doer. He was reliable. He knew my hopes, he knew my dreams, my secrets, things that nobody knows. He was my best friend." The service concluded with a traditional Mormom hymn performed by Marie and five of her brothers. 

Following the emotional ceremony, Michael's body, in a silver coffin, was interred at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery; there, E! reports, mourners wrote messages to Michael on orange balloons and released them into the sky.

A student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, the troubled young man was "always smiling," a grieving friend told "If you were sad, he would be the one to make you feel better. He would find a way to make you laugh. He was there if you needed anything."

Yet on Feb. 26, Michael — who had struggled with depression — left a despondent note for a friend and jumped from the eighth floor of his Los Angeles apartment building.

Michael was one of Marie's five adopted children (she had eight children overall) with her ex-husband, Brian Blosil. The AP confirms that Michael had changed his last name from "Blosil" to "Bryan."

Marie Osmond, 50, and Donny Osmond, 52, resume performances of their Las Vegas show on Tuesday.

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