Marie Osmond has fought back tears as she sent her “deepest love and compassion” to Lisa Marie Presley following the death of her son Benjamin Keough.
It was reported that the 27-year-old tragically took his own life.
The subject is “very close to home” for Marie who also lost her son to suicide in 2010 at 18.
In an appearance on The Talk, Marie tearfully says: “It’s very close to home for me.”
She added, “When I heard the news, I just sat back and I relived it all again. I know exactly what she’s going through. And it brought back all those feelings of the first time I saw him. That realisation, especially for Lisa – I mean, it’s her baby, her boy, you know.”
The Donny & Marie star then went on to express the devastating impact losing a child can have on a parent, and the grieving process that follows.
“This is my opinion and something that I would suggest for anybody who goes through something like this – that the hardship is devastating on you as a mother, but I would be aware of those around you… she has other children, and I listened to that statement, she’s helping those kids,” she said.
“That’s the best thing she can do right now is to be there for them because she may have lost a son, but they lost their own brother. My deepest love and compassion goes out to her and her family right now.”