‘Below Deck’ star Captain Lee Rosbach opens up about son’s accidental drug overdose

Fox News Entertainment 1 week ago
Fox411: 'Below Deck' Captain Lee Rosbach reveals some of his most outrageous encounters with the rich and famous

Captain Lee Rosbach is still mourning the loss of his son, Joshua Lee Rosbach, who died of an accidental drug overdose in July at 42.

The Bravo star opened up for the first time about his son’s death in an emotional interview with Page Six and shared that a part of him also died that day.

“I deal with it every day. I hate going to sleep, and I hate waking up. There’s a hole there that can’t be filled,” the “Below Deck” star told the outlet.

“And the person who said, ‘time heals all wounds,’ is full of it. It doesn’t,” the Captain added. "The only thing that time may do for you is allow you to learn the skills you need to cope with the situation that you’re dealing with. As parents, you’re not designed to bury your children.”

Rosbach told Page Six that Josh had shown signs of progression in his recovery in the months leading up to his death, adding that the family was sure their beloved son had a breakthrough.

“He had a DUI conviction about 12 or 13 years ago that he finally got off his record,” said Rosbach. “He’d got himself a car. He was working. We thought we might have hit a milestone.”

But, Rosbach’s worst nightmare was realized on July 22 when he drove over to Josh’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. home “to check on” his son.

“I walked in and he was sitting on the sofa with his head in his hands, and I thought he had just passed out. I felt relieved. I thought he was fine,” Rosbach told us. “Then I went over to give him a hug, and he was cold. He’d gone.”

Captain Lee Rosbach of Bravo's "Below Deck."
Captain Lee Rosbach of Bravo's "Below Deck."

The medical examiner reportedly told the family that Josh suffered a relapse and informed them their son purchased pills that appeared to be prescription opioids but were later found to be counterfeit pills laced with a litany of substances – including cocaine, heroin and the highly-potent drug fentanyl,  which has claimed the lives of a number of individuals in Hollywood.

The captain told the outlet that he has plans to combat the opioid crisis, though he isn’t yet ready to throw his hat into the ring while in bereavement.

“I don’t want to start something, then not be able to finish it,” he said.

Rosbach hopes that sharing his feelings about Josh’s death publicly might help others who have lost loved ones to drug addiction.

Source link
Read also:
The Inquisitr › 1 week ago
Below Deck star Captain Lee Rosbach recently lost his son from an overdose. Josh Rosbach was only 42 years old when his father found him dead in his home. Captain Lee initially spoke out about his son’s death on Twitter and Instagram, letting his...
New York Post › 6 days ago
Captain Lee Rosbach would be game for "Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor to rock the boat.
New York Post › 1 week ago
"I hate going to sleep, and I hate waking up. There's a hole there that can't be filled."
The Sun › Lifestyle › 2 weeks ago
TRAGIC EastEnders actress Sandy Ratcliff died from an accidental overdose while living alone in sheltered housing, an inquest heard today. The 70-year-old star, who played Sue Osman on the BBC soap from 1985 to 1989, passed away in April. More to...
New York Post › 2 weeks ago
"Below Deck" star Kate Chastain believes some of her fellow Bravolebrites can succeed on the high seas.
Hollywood Life › Entertainment › 1 week ago
A boatmance may be in our midst! The crew has a little fun on their first night out in this EXCLUSIVE 'Below Deck' preview and Abbi admits that she has a thing for Ashton.
The Inquisitr › 1 week ago
Demi Lovato has been left “devastated” after losing a friend, Thomas, to a drug overdose. The singer – who’s been very vocal about her battle with drug addiction in the past – opened up about the passing of her friend on Instagram Stories...
Business Insider › Technology › 1 day ago
When raising venture capital, you'll need more than one version of a pitch deck. Each version will go into a different level of detail about your startup. For example, the teaser deck will include just the basic information and the meeting deck won't...
Fox News › Entertainment › 1 week ago
Brandon Lee revealed in an emotional social media post that he has struggled with depression and anxiety his “entire life” and after seeing the film “Joker,” is publicly supporting those experiencing mental health issues.
Daily Mail Online › 1 day ago
EXCLUSIVE: Ila Scheckter, daughter of South African-born F1 champion Jody Scheckter, died last Thursday following a 'suspected accidental overdose', her parents announced.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google