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Marie Osmond opens up about son's suicide on 'Oprah'

Opposing the speculation that Blosil's struggle with his sexuality may have forced him to take his life, Osmond insisted that her son loved women.

The U.S. entertainer Marie Osmond, whose young son died earlier this year, opened up for the first time about her son’s suicide death to Oprah Winfrey, according to U.S. tabloid reports.

In her first interview since Michael Brian Blosil’s suicide death, Osmond told Oprah of the tragedy as well as her son’s struggle with depression, drugs, and his sexuality.

Osmond’s 18-year-old son Michael Blosil took his own life by jumping off from the roof of his Los Angeles apartment building last Feb. 26.

Osmond opened up about son’s suicide death
During the emotional 'Oprah' interview, 51-year-old Osmond denied speculation that Blosil was gay and killed himself by leaping to his death because his sexuality conflicted with his Mormon upbringing.

"My son was not gay," Osmond told Big O. "He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world. And it wouldn't matter if he was. I have a daughter who is gay, and it was my daughter who was offended by it, like, 'What? All gay kids commit suicide?' She really wanted it cleared up."

In her first interview since Michael Brian Blosil’s suicide death, Osmond told Oprah of the tragedy as well as her son’s struggle with depression, drugs, and his sexuality.

Osmond also cleared up rumors that her son was under the influence when he committed suicide, Us reports.

"My son was clean when he jumped," she said of the teen, who was a student at L.A.'s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. "There were no drugs in his system, but I believe the ramifications were there."

Opposing the speculation that Blosil's struggle with his sexuality may have forced him to take his life, Osmond insisted that her son loved women.

"You want the perfect man? That was my son -- chivalrous, loved, honored women. Treated them with respect," she told the talk show queen.

Blosil tried to call his mom before death
Recounting her son's death, the tearful Osmond revealed that Blosil called her on the fateful night, about 45 minutes before he died, but she didn't answer the phone because she was with her brother Donnie Osmond doing their show in Las Vegas.

"I've been through some tough things in my life, Oprah. This is probably the hardest that I've been through," she said of her tragic loss. "I think there are always what-ifs. ... I think if you live in what-ifs, you stop living."

Last conversation between mom and son
But, during their last conversations, Blosil had told his mother he was feeling depressed and felt like he had no friends, reports OK! Magazine.

"When I heard him say to me 'I have no friends,' it brought back when I went through depression," she said. "Because you really feel so alone."

"I said, 'Mike, I'm going to be there Monday, and it's going to be OK,' but depression doesn't wail until Monday," she said while crying.

Blosil’s earlier suicide attempt
Blosil, who had entered a rehabilitation facility, dealing with depression, tried to commit suicide during his mom’s 2007 stint on 'Dancing With the Stars,' reports Us.

"He promised he would never do anything like that again and I believed him," she said. "Whatever his reality was, I do believe that there are moments when you slip into insanity and you no longer think rationally. I believe that's what happened."

According to the magazine, the grieving mom also gave a tearful performance on the show which she dedicated to her late son.

"I know I'll see him again because of what I believe," she said before she performing an opera song.

"It's very hard, very hard," the sobbing Osmond said at the end. "But it's a gift of love for him."