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'Below Deck’ Star Captain Lee Rosbach Mourns the Death of Youngest Son

'Below Deck’ Star Captain Lee Rosbach Mourns the Death of Youngest Son
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Captain Lee Rosbach and wife Mary Anne are mourning the death of their youngest son Joshua, who passed away on July 22. He was 42.

People reports he died of an accidental overdose at his home.

Rosbach, star of Bravo’s “Below Deck,” shared the tragic news on Instagram today, writing, “He finally succumbed to the demons he fought so long and so hard.”

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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. 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. 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. So my message to those of you who are fighting this disease, find a way to get help no matter what. For those of you who have a friend, family member, son, or daughter who's struggling, do what ever it takes to get them the help they need. Be kind and loving, and try to enjoy every second you have with them. 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

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The grieving father continued, “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.”

Rosbach went on, “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 captain urged those fighting addiction to “find a way to get help no matter what,” and for family and friends those suffering from the affliction to “enjoy every second you have with them.”

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