Marie Osmond's Many Troubles

The suicide of son Michael Blosil is just the latest tragedy for Marie Osmond.

ByABC News
March 2, 2010, 2:23 AM

March 2, 2010 — -- In Marie Osmond's life, it seems, tough times are as prevalent as the spotlight.

The show business fixture is mourning the suicide death of her 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, who lept from his Los Angeles apartment building Feb. 26.

According to Osmond's friend, "Entertainment Tonight" anchor Mary Hart, Osmond is leaning on her family and Mormon faith for comfort during this time.

"You can bet she has loving arms around her," Hart said on "The Early Show" Monday. "The Osmonds are a very close-knit family and, in times of loss or tragedy, they support each other and really band together as a family, and in love."

Reached by, Osmond's brother, Jimmy, declined to comment on the tragedy and said the family was withholding comment out of respect to Marie. She issued a brief statement following Blosil's death, saying, "My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael, and ask that everyone respect out privacy during this difficult time."

Osmond has triumphed through tragedy before. Below, see how the 50-year-old singer, actress and entrepreneur has dealt with five major obstacles throughout her career.