Osmond family patriarch dead

November 6, 2007


Olive and George Osmond

November 7, 2007 – 9:53AM
(Australia Time)

George Osmond, father and early manager of the singing siblings who shot to the top of the charts with One Bad Apple in the early 1970s, has died at age 90, a family spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Osmond family patriarch, who helped launch the musical careers of six of his eight sons, including Donny, and his only daughter, Marie, died of natural causes on Monday at an assisted-living centre in Provo, Utah, said spokesman Kevin Sasaki.

The Wyoming-born George Osmond kicked off the family entertainment business by teaching barbershop-quartet harmony to four of his sons – Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay – who began singing together at church functions, family gatherings and events in Ogden, Utah.

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It was just yesterday that I heard on the news that The Oprah Show was inviting the entire Osmond Clan to be guests and Donny said they were working the logistics of getting their ailing Dad there in his wheelchair. Oh my, oh my. Mr & Mrs Osmond – your giant musical legacy goes on. Thank you so very much. Condolences and love to the entire family.

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