Students at the fashion institute that Marie Osmond‘s son attended are planning private tributes all week, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Michael Blosil lived in the Met, a downtown high-rise apartment building in Los Angeles that also serves as student housing for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising University. Tragically, he ended his life with a plunge from the eighth floor.
“At 9:24 p.m. on February 26th, paramedics received a call that an 18-year-old male had fallen from the eighth floor of 950 S. Flower. We arrived on the scene at 9:28 p.m., and tried to resuscitate. The patient was determined dead,” Public Information Officer Cecco Secci told RadarOnline.
The tone was still grim at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising University on the afternoon of Monday, March 1. “I’m just in shock,” said sophomore Crystal Mendoza, standing in front of Michael Blosil’s dormitory. “Watching everyone come in and out of the building, it’s so weird to think that Michael was lying here dead a few days ago.
“Whenever I pass the eighth floor in the elevator I get physically ill. The whole dorm is upset and most people didn’t even know him. My roommate was outside when he hit the sidewalk and they tried to resuscitate him, but he fell from the eighth floor so there was nothing they could do. She’s a wreck right now.”
“I’m so surprised,” confided Brady Forberg, who had two classes with Michael. “To me, he didn’t seem depressed at all. He was the last person I thought would do something like this. He was always in a good mood and he would put other people in a good mood. It’s so awful.”
“I felt like I had a big connection with him,” a clearly distraught Matthew Galagous said. “We’re both nineteen and we’re both from Utah. It’s just so sad. I don’t know. It just sucks.”
Alexandria Bing was also visibly shaken. “It’s been really hard to live each day knowing that he committed suicide in the same hallway that I live in. It’s been really terrible. Everyone that knew him knew he was really, really talented. He had some great skills and was all around just a very, very nice person. It’s been very hard to deal with this.”
Tonia Hohberg, President of FIDM, issued the following statement:
“All associates and students at FIDM are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our treasured student, Michael Blosil (Michael Bryan), and we send heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. a floral memorial is being placed in the rotunda of our main building where students and associates can add their remembrances and thoughts.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, an autopsy performed Sunday on Blosil has been ruled “inconclusive” pending the completion of toxicology tests to determine if he had any alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of his death.