MARIE Osmond has been left devastated by the death of the man she called her “second dad”.
The recent passing of of “Pap” — her best friend’s father, 78-year-old Richard Roman – has Marie, 54, down in the dumps, according to American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“Marie is fragile around the holidays – she’s been that way since losing her son Michael,” a source said. “She just can’t handle the death of another person that close to her, especially at this time of year.”
Michael committed suicide at age 18 in 2010, and it nearly drove a depressed Marie into a mental institution, said the source.
“Since Pap’s death, those close to Marie have noticed the same symptoms – lack of sleep, weeping, anxiety,” from when Michael died, said the source. “We’re all worried sick about her.
“As long as she’s working, Marie doesn’t have the time to dwell on Pap’s death.
“Besides that, she’ll soon be a first-time grandmother, and that’s sure to help her to get through this difficult time.”
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