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President Monson speaks at the funeral for Marie Osmond's son

Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son was remembered at a funeral service Monday with fond words, laughter and music from his famous singing family.

Michael Bryan was memorialized by six of his seven siblings as a lighthearted person with a brilliant sense of humor who had a kind and generous heart.

"He was a man of his word. He wasn't a talker, he was a doer. He was reliable," Bryan's sister Rachel Blosil, 20, said, struggling to express herself through tears. "He knew my hopes, he knew my dreams, my secrets, things that nobody knows. He was my best friend."

Police in Los Angeles have said Bryan died Feb. 26 from an apparent suicide after jumping from the eighth floor of the Metropolitan apartment building. An official cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy and toxicology tests.

Police said Bryan left a note but have provided no details about its contents.

One of five children adopted by Osmond, Bryan previously used his adoptive father's last name, Blosil. Records from Utah's 4th District Court, however, show a judge had granted him a petition for a legal name change.

Osmond and Brian Blosil divorced in 2007 after two decades of marriage. Osmond also has three other children from marriages to Blosil and first husband, Stephen Craig, whom she divorced in 1985.

Bryan was a first-year student of apparel manufacturing at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

In 2007, Osmond said her son had entered a rehabilitation facility but did not disclose what he was being treated for.

About 450 mourners attended Monday's services at a chapel near the Provo temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including church President Thomas S. Monson, who offered words of comfort to the family.

In sharing their memories, Bryan's siblings painted a portrait of a close-knit family, where laughter and music — along with whipped cream fights in the family kitchen and other games — were often present, with Bryan at the center of the fun, despite his sometimes quiet manner.

"He was an intricate part of our family," said Stephen Craig, 26, the eldest of Osmond's children." Each member of our family and every person here is better for having met him."

In brief remarks, Marie Osmond expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support and prayers she said she's felt since Bryan's death. Osmond expressed pride in all of her children and acknowledged the presence of Bryan's birth mother, "who gave me the greatest gift."

"Thank you for those beautiful 18 years," Osmond said.

The service ended with a traditional Mormon hymn, sung sweetly by Osmond and her famous brothers — Alan, Merrell, Jay, Wayne, Donny and Jimmy. The eldest Osmond brothers, Tom and Verl, who are deaf, accompanied the family by signing the words.

Bryan's silver coffin was interred at the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo. At the graveside, the family scrawled handwritten messages onto orange balloons before releasing them into the air.

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