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Tragedy has struck Marie Osmond’s family. Last night at around 9.pm. Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, leaped off a building in an apparent suicide. Blosil was 19-years old. According to Entertainment Tonight, Blosil left behind a note stating that he intended to end his life after battling severe depression; a depressed state that left him feeling as if he had no friends and could never fit in.
Michael Blosil was in rehab in 2007 for undisclosed reasons. Michael is one of the eight children Marie Osmond raised with ex-husband Brian Blosil.
Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond’s borther, was quoted as saying,
“Please pray for my sister and her family.”
My thoughts and prayers go out to The Osmonds
Early Saturday morning, Concepcion, Chile was hit by a massive earthquake. This quake was an 8.3 magnitude on the Richter scale.
According to Reuters, the quake struck 56 miles northeast of Concepcion.The streets were flooded with people as various building shook and trembled. An eye-witness reported strong shaking lasting for almost 30 seconds.
A national emergency official told local radio the government was evaluating damage in and around Concepcion.
In 1960, Chile was hit by 9.5 earthquake; this quake is on record as the world’s biggest earthquake since dating back to 1900.
The damage caused by the quake is still being evaluated.
A body was found on Thursday, February 25, in Stanley Park in Vancouver. The body is now confirmed to be that of Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig. Police were frantically searching the park for days since Koenig has been known to spend an ample amount of time there. Koenig was last seen on Valentine’s Day.
A police statement obtained by PEOPLE says:
“The body is believed to be that of Andrew Koenig.”
Walter Koenig, Andrew’s father, did receive a note from his son on February 16, however the note wasn’t reassuring.
“He sounded despondent,” said Walter. “Nobody has seen this [note] but my wife and I.”
“He went to visit some friends in Toronto and after there, he went to Vancouver,” explained his father. “It’s a place where he felt very comfortable. He lived there for a few years.”
UPDATE: CNN confirmed just a few minutes ago that actor Andrew Koenig’s body was found in Stanley Park in Vancouver. Koenig was 42 years-old. RIP
Walter Koenig: “My Son Took His Own Life”
According to E! News, Andrew’s father, Walter Koenig, believes Andrew took his on life. Walter Koenig said the following during a press release earlier tonight:
“My son took his own life,” dad Walter Koenig said during a police news conference this evening. “Obviously, he was in a lot of pain.
“I have received hundreds of emails from people who said they are depressed and considering the same course of action or showed signs of the same behavior,” Walter, who played Chekov on the original Star Trek, said.
“The only thing I will say is if you are one of these people and feel you can’t handle it anymore, I hope you learn from this. Know that there are people are out there who really care. It may not be enough, but before you make your final decision, check it out again, talk to somebody.”
“People don’t realize there is help. Families, familiarize yourself with these signs. Don’t rationalize anything away. People have shown signs of love.
“In his pain, Andrew didn’t realize what was available to him. He had much love and much to contribute. This is the only statement we are going to make. Please respect our privacy.”
So far, the Vancouver police see no signs of foul-play and the investigation will now be handled by the coroner’s office. How tragic…
Information via E! News
According to Popeater Deadliest Catch star Jake Harris was arrested on drunk driving and hit and run charges. The charges came as a result of a car crash in Washington.
Harris, 24, is the son of the late Captain Phil Harris — who died a little over a week ago due to a stroke.
Apparently, Harris crashed his BMW and kept going until he was spotted by police and apprehended.
How unfortunate. I wonder how this will be handled given Harris is still coping with the untimely death of his father.
After months of seclusion, Tiger Woods finally spoke out yesterday at a press conference in Florida. Woods apologized to his friends, family and fans. He also asked the media and paparazzi to leave his family alone. Woods stood confident, overconfident according to some, at the podium and spoke for 13 1/2 minutes. He took no questions when he was finished and simply hugged his mother and left the room.
My two cents: In my honest opinion, Woods doesn’t need to answer to anyone other than his wife at this point. He needs t work on fixing his marriage and himself. Let the man do what he needs to do, so we can all go back to focusing on golf.
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Golfer Tiger Woods was seen with a friend jogging near his Orlando home on Wednesday (February 17). This is the first time the public has seen Woods since his stint in the sexual rehabilitation center. Woods is also set to hold a press conference this Friday statement this Friday (February 19) at 11 a.m. EST at the official PGA headquarters.
“Tiger Woods will be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates at 11:00 a.m. EST Friday at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida” (PGA headquarters), said a statement emailed from Woods’s agent, Mark Steinberg, and his spokesman, Glenn Greenspan and reported by the Bloomberg News service. “Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future and he plans to apologize for his behavior.”
Beatie, who still has his reproductive organs, is the one carrying the children because Nancy is unable to due to a hysterectomy.