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Father’s Heartbreak: ‘Below Deck’ Captain Reveals His Son Died Of Addiction

Sad Faced Captain Lee Rosbach Wearing Blus My Seanna Shirt Inset Son Who Died
Source: Bravo; Instagram

Jul. 29 2019, Updated 9:22 p.m. ET

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Below Deck Captain Lee Rosbach revealed the heartbreaking news that his son, Joshua Rosbach, died from addiction disease after a 20-year “struggle.”

“This past Saturday, my beloved wife Mary Anne and I laid our youngest son, Joshua Lee Rosbach to rest. After a twenty year struggle, he finally succumbed to the demons he fought so long and so hard,” the Bravo reality show star wrote on his Instagram on Monday, July 29.

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“Addiction is an insidious disease that knows no social status or geographic boundaries. Whether you live in a 10,000 sq ft mansion or a double wide trailer, the path of death, destruction and devastation it leaves remains the same,” the devastated father wrote.

"The family is devastated. It is the most tragic thing in the world when a parent has to bury a child," a family friend exclusively told Radar.

The Captain shared a smiling picture of his son and continued with the family’s feelings.

“We loved Josh unconditionally and were proud of the man he had become in spite of his problems. There was no one i ever knew who gave more of himself to those in his life. He loved with all his being without expecting anything in return. We both feel a hole in our souls that will never be filled.”

Sharing words of wisdom in the face of the travesty, Rosbach wrote: “So my message to those of you who are fighting this disease, find a way to get help no matter what. For those of you who have a friend, family member, son, or daughter who's struggling, do what ever it takes to get them the help they need. Be kind and loving, and try to enjoy every second you have with them. Do not pray for our son, but please take care of your children and friends who may need it, as it isn’t too late for them. Captain & Mary Anne.”

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