A tragedy has struck the “Below Deck” crew.
Captain Lee Rosbach’s youngest son died this month after a long battle with addiction, the Bravo star announced on social media.
“This past Saturday, my beloved wife Mary Anne and I laid our youngest son, Joshua Lee Rosbach to rest. After a twenty year struggle, he finally succumbed to the demons he fought so long and so hard,” he captioned a photo of his son. “Addiction is an insidious disease that knows no social status or geographic boundaries. Whether you live in a 10,000 sq ft mansion or a double wide trailer, the path of death, destruction and devastation it leaves remains the same.”
Captain Lee added, “We loved Josh unconditionally and were proud of the man he had become in spite of his problems. There was no one i ever knew who gave more of himself to those in his life. He loved with all his being without expecting anything in return. We both feel a hole in our souls that will never be filled.”
The TV star encouraged those who struggle with addiction to “find a way to get help no matter what” and implored those who know someone who grapples with addiction to “do what ever [sic] it takes” to get help.
“Be kind and loving, and try to enjoy every second you have with them,” he ended his post. “Do not pray for our son, but please take care of your children and friends who may need it, as it isn’t too late for them. Captain & Mary Anne.”
Joshua died at age 42 on Monday, July 22, according to his obituary. His family honored and commemorated his life on Saturday, July 27.
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