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Posted by: Katie MB ( )
Date: November 09, 2018 10:43PM

Just read that Troy Osmond - son of Merrill Osmond passed away this morning. He was just 33.

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 04:59AM

Where did you read that? I haven't found anything reporting it.

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Posted by: Lynn Yorkshire moots ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 05:56AM

knotheadusc Wrote:
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> Where did you read that? I haven't found anything
> reporting it.


I read the notification from Merrils Facebook page Jay posted on his too

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Posted by: tlazer ( )
Date: November 12, 2018 06:53PM

Merrill Himself posted it on his Facebook account

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 06:05AM

I wonder how he died?

He lived in St George and was married.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 06:06AM

His dad lives in St George too.

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Posted by: rainbow1 ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 11:03AM

Troy wasn't married

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 05:49PM

Oh, it said he was on a MyLife site bio.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/2018 06:03PM by Amyjo.

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Posted by: old lady ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 08:51PM

I attended an event recently where Troy was one of the speakers. He shared that he had several health issues. He was not married. He was such a nice young man & radiated compassion as he spoke to us. May he rest in peace.

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Posted by: osmonds4ever ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 08:55PM

troy WAS NOT married

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 12, 2018 06:59PM

Yes, I get that.

But was he married?

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 06:13AM

In comments all I found was he suffered from multiple health issues. That's still so young.

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Posted by: cricket ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 09:59AM


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Posted by: Katie MB ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 10:16AM

I didn't know that Troy was married - that must have been recent. My heart goes out to his family. I lost a niece (who was like a daughter to me) and I can say the pain from her death never has diminished. It will soon be 6 years since she left us.

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Posted by: osmonds4ever ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 08:57PM

troy was single

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Posted by: Lynne Taylor ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 12:20AM

Troy was not married.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 10:46AM

Very painful when a child goes before the parent. Like many of those who were murdered in the bar shooting in Ventura. :(
Very sad.

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Posted by: rainbow1 ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 11:02AM

Troy wasn't married he was single

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 05:56PM

It was "MyLife" profile that listed him as married at the time it was written.

"Summary
Troy Osmond is 33 years old and was born on 11/26/1984. Currently, he lives in Saint George, UT; and previously lived in Ephraim, UT. Sometimes Troy goes by various nicknames including Troy D Osmond and Troy Dean Osmond. Troy is now married. Other family members and associates include Sheila Frischknecht and Merrill Osmond."

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Posted by: MelissaXH ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 01:15AM

I am thinking the "now married" was a typo and was meant to be "not married". Also, someone in the family - either one of his sisters or a cousin - posted that he died in his sleep of natural causes. There is indeed a lot of vascular and heart disease in their family.

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Posted by: Greyfort ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 09:50AM

MelissaXH Wrote:
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> I am thinking the "now married" was a typo and was
> meant to be "not married".


Oh, that makes sense. It was a strange thing to throw into a sentence. "Now married?" What does that mean? He's just gotten married? He wasn't married before, but now he is? But that's true of everyone who gets married.

It sure caused a lot of confusion.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 12:23PM

MelissaXH Wrote:
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> I am thinking the "now married" was a typo and was
> meant to be "not married". Also, someone in the
> family - either one of his sisters or a cousin -
> posted that he died in his sleep of natural
> causes. There is indeed a lot of vascular and
> heart disease in their family.


He has had issues with substance abuse in the past. Had some run ins with the law issues because of that, too, so a relapse is certainly possible.

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 01:53AM

I wouldn't base anything on a "My Life" profile. Years ago, we discovered that my husband's ex wife had posted a profile for herself using the name of her second daughter with my husband.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2018 01:53AM by knotheadusc.

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Posted by: William Law ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 02:15AM

One of those sites listed me as being in the Tea Party. Hahaha. Hardly.

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Posted by: Lee in Hollywood ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 07:17PM

rainbow1 Wrote:
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> Troy wasn't married he was single


I hope it wasn’t a subside. High suiside rats amongst Mormons who are gay, trans etc. Love Loud

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 11:17AM

Very sad. He was so young.

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Posted by: Destiny Hogue ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 12:59PM

Troy is now single, not married, and he is survives his three brothers and two sisters, who were all married and several nieces and nephews.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 01:03PM

Destiny Hogue Wrote:
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> Troy is now single, not married, and he is
> survives his three brothers and two sisters, who
> were all married and several nieces and nephews.


What a mind f*^k for him. To be an Osmond, in their 30's, not married, with married siblings and their children.

I hope that he RIP and that his life was one that he enjoyed living.

Mormons suck when it comes to their single membership

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Posted by: rainbow1 ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 01:03PM

Troy had never married

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 01:04PM

rainbow1 Wrote:
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> Troy had never married

Mormon suck when it comes to supporting their never married adult membership.

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Posted by: OSMOND FAN ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 04:41AM

IT WILL BE POSTED WHEN THE FAMILY IS READY FOR THE PUBLIC TO KNOW.
ALL WE AS THE PUBLIC CAN DO IS SUPPORT THE WHOLE FAMILY AS THEY HAVE SUFFERED ALOT OF ILLNESS AND DEATH IN THE LAST FEW YEARS...
PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL OSMOND FAMILY AT THIS TIME IN SORROW

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 05:58PM

Not according to MyLife where people write their own bios. This one was written in 2017.

https://www.mylife.com/troy-osmond/e31937108285178

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 06:59PM

In all the condolences I have read, there is only mention of Merrill and his mother.

No mention of a wife

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Posted by: Rainbow1 ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 12:04AM

Amyjo Wrote:
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> Not according to MyLife where people write their
> own bios. This one was written in 2017.
>
> https://www.mylife.com/troy-osmond/e31937108285178


Anyone can write anything in a bio. As someone who knows the family Troy had never married.

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Posted by: amazingrace ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 03:57PM

Very sad news that Troy Osmond has died.

Merrill announced it today and he has said he will continue with his Uk tour that he is currently on. No clue as to cause of death, I really hope it isn't anything similar to Marie's son, Michael.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 05:01PM

amazingrace Wrote:
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> Very sad news that Troy Osmond has died.
>
> No clue as to cause of death, I
> really hope it isn't anything similar to Marie's
> son, Michael.


That is my thought, too

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Posted by: rainbow1 ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 05:07PM

A lot of fans think the same as you as to what's happened.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 06:35PM

Merrill considered suicide while going through male menopause, some years back. I hope young Troy didn't either.

"Merrill – lead singer and bassist for The Osmonds band in the ’70s – hit rock bottom while going through male menopause and even considered suicide.

But he’s bounced back, thanks to Marie’s support and a unique hormone replacement therapy."

Wish there was an obituary that listed a cause of death so that people wouldn't speculate so much.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 06:58PM

It's possible that a cause of death is still pending. There is heart disease in the Osmond family and Jimmy had a stroke in his 30s? 40s? due to a heart defect, that is also a genetic trait like deafness is (hole in the heart) in the family.He mentioned other members of his family also have had this same defect.

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 01:14PM

I'm sorry but that just can't be right.

No father does that when a son suddenly dies.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 01:23PM

Maybe Merrill thinks he's currently on a 'mission'?

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Posted by: MelissaXH ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 01:48PM

He is honoring his commitment to play these shows. Had he decided to cancel, the entire crew would have lost their jobs, the venues would lose money, and the fans would have been disappointed, some of whom had likely already paid for travel expenses and lodging. He did say in his statement that he wanted people to understand that he might not be as available as normal, when offstage. I find this highly commendable, and speaks to his integrity and professionalism.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 01:54PM

It's possible that those negatively affected by Merrill's decision to leave the show would have understood and forgiven him. Even if it was only for a couple of shows...

But now there is the possibility that many people will wonder if Merrill thought his wayward son just wasn't worth the bother. It happens!

Either way, I'm not judging, I'm not assigning a letter grade to this unenviable situation and outcome. And I certainly don't doubt that Merrill wishes he could see his son again.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 02:05PM

I don't think it means that he isn't going home for whatever services that they will have. The Christmas tour doesn't start til this coming Thru., plenty of time for him to go back to UT and bury his son and mourn with his family.

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Posted by: old lady ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 09:15PM

I believe Troy was living with his parents at this time. His parents were very close to him. Even though the event I attended was only a long weekend. His parents & him were all on vacation together for about 2 weeks at the resort where the event took place. Merrill spoke very proudly about his son. He & Mary were supportive of Troy as he shared very personal things. We all fell in love with Troy giving him hugs & taking photos with him. Sad his life got cut so short! :(

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Posted by: rainbow! ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 05:29AM

Are you for real ?? Fans would loose money, be dissapointed etc. His son has died, money isnt important in situations like this. I would stand to loose hundreds of £'s which I cant afford to do, but given the circumstances it would be very understandable.I for one feel the tour should be cancelled. They have cancelled the christmas party out of respect to Troy but the next night they start the tour. Sorry but I find that unbelievable.

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Posted by: tlazer ( )
Date: November 12, 2018 06:57PM

According to Merrill, He will continue with their Christmas tour

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 05:45AM

Most people I know take 3 or 4 days off from work when a close family member dies, and then go back. Bills need to be paid, and there might be people who are depending on you. Personally, I found work to be a positive distraction after my mother's death.

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Posted by: Shelleyaone ( )
Date: November 10, 2018 07:39PM

Tragic. My heart goes out to the entire family, especially his parents, siblings and theor families. I am still in disbelief...

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Posted by: frankie ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 02:41PM

my heart goes to the family. the shock will never go away, the pain will stay with you till your own death.. i'm really sorry

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 07:03PM

sorry for all;

was there another death besides Troy other than parents?

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 11, 2018 07:09PM

Marie had a son who took his own life a few years back.

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Posted by: amazingrace ( )
Date: November 12, 2018 06:34PM

Merrill has now announced the Uk tour will start on Friday 16th November instead of Thursday 15th.

I can't believe the tour hasn't been postponed.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 12, 2018 07:27PM

amazingrace Wrote:
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> Merrill has now announced the Uk tour will start
> on Friday 16th November instead of Thursday 15th.
>
> I can't believe the tour hasn't been postponed.

I can.

Marie went back on stage very soon after her son died. It's how she chose to move forward as best she could.

The entire family continued with the Oprah interview when their father died, and Marie continued with DWTS.

Many people, not just entertainers, continue to move forward. Athletes, members of the military, etc.

It's not an uncommon response to the death of a loved one.

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Posted by: Afraid of the Boogie Brethren ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 12:35AM

People grieve differently. I personally could not imagine myself doing a tour so quickly but I'm not him. I wouldn't want to leave Mary, though....not at a time like this!

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 05:57AM

Yes, people do grieve differently. What works for one person, doesn't work for another.

Some need work to move forward and not get stuck in a rut.

It's at times like this that the Mormon teaching of "sealed" is very comforting to them. Dollars to donuts, it is for Merrill, his wife and the rest of his family.

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 02:44AM

Some people say that work is what got them through.

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Posted by: gemini ( )
Date: November 12, 2018 07:02PM


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Posted by: Alan XL ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 03:23AM

The Show must go on!

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Posted by: Maryen ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 03:51AM

From The Osmond brother facebook

"We are all feeling tremendously sad over the passing of Troy and have now decided to re schedule the Christmas party to February 20th 2019. If you have tickets and paid for photos for this event they will be transferred to the new date. We hope you understand this decision and will join us for a Valentine party instead. The venue and times remain the same. Our Christmas tour will start on 16th at Blackpool and we look forward to seeing you there."

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Posted by: britintexas ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 09:35AM

This young man, was not living the "Mormon lifestyle" I found a mug shot and record for him from 2015. It was for 4 accounts of breaking and entering, 5 accounts of stealing and 5 accounts of drug charges. these were all in Ephram Utah. I cant get it to post on here, but a google search of his full name will bring this up.
Still a very sad event for his family.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 10:49AM

The drug charges were for controlled substances. In this day, can't help but think opiod addiction. If that is the case, that would explain the stealing etc (ie need drug money).

I have lost family to this awful addiction. If he struggled with it, and if it played into his passing, all the more the family has my compassion.

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Posted by: ShelleyW ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 11:41AM

Really - must we bring his "record" up right now? Please leave it alone and remember the wonderful person that he was.

Yes he was suffering from great pain due to illnesses. Enough said about that for now. Let's not turn this into "What the Osmonds have done wrong" thread.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 11:58AM

Shelley,
Not sure if you are new to this forum, but one is going to get all kinds of responses on exmormon.org.

It's the nature of recovery, and that includes the high profile members of Mormonism.

I have found this thread very compassionate and supportive. Not even close to what you suggest.

Like I said for me personally, I have had a family member in this awful opiod epidemic. It's nothing to be ashamed of. It's brutal

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Posted by: rainbow1 ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 12:10PM

I and others can't help but think his addiction played a part in his death. Yes I really feel for the family and for Troy who seems have been such a lost soul. I also have compassion for the people he stole from and whose houses he burgaled. Drug addiction or not he was 30 when charged so old enough to know it was wrong.

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 11:55AM

I watched a video of him playing the organ. He really was very talented. My mom was an organist for 50 years, so it did my heart good to hear him play so well.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: November 13, 2018 11:59AM

knotheadusc Wrote:
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> I watched a video of him playing the organ. He
> really was very talented. My mom was an organist
> for 50 years, so it did my heart good to hear him
> play so well.


I saw that, too. Lovely :)

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