While there were no signs of foul play, according to the police report, which was obtained by Radar, Troy was found “hanging off the bed and his upper body was laying across a nightstand.” He was purple and blue and pronounced dead at the scene.
It is believed that Troy’s death was “medical or health related.”
“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we have to announce our precious son, Troy Dean, passed away earlier today,” his father, Merrill, shared on Facebook at the time. “As a family our hearts are broken but we are comforted in the knowledge we will meet again. This is part of Heavenly Fathers plan for Troy. We will always remember him as the sensitive, caring and talented boy who brought so much happiness to all who knew him.
According to Troy’s mother, Mary Osmond, he had suffered from a long list of health issues.
On the day that would have been Troy’s birthday, his father shared, “Where in the world is my son today… I cannot believe you are so far away…”
In 2010, Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, committed suicide. He was 18 years old.