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Below Deck’s Captain Lee Rosbach Shares Heartbreaking Post After the Death of His Son Joshua Rosbach From an Accidental Drug Overdose

Below Deck's Captain Lee Rosbach Speaks Out After His Son Joshua Passes Away From a Drug Overdose

Below Deck cast member Captain Lee Rosbach shared a heart-wrenching message with his fans and followers on Instagram on Monday, July 29.

Following the tragic loss of his son, Joshua Lee Rosbach, Lee released a joint statement with his wife, Mary Anne Robach, in which he confirmed that his 42-year-old son had died on July 22, 2019 after an accidental drug overdose according to PEOPLE.

“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 began. 

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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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“Addiction is an insidious disease that knows no social status or geographic boundaries,” Lee continued. “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. ”

In closing, Lee encouraged his online audience members who may be struggling with addiction to get help. He also urged those who have friends or family members struggling to help them get the care they need.

“Be kind and loving, and try to enjoy every second you have with them,” Lee added. “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.”

In his public obituary, Joshua was described as “a gentle and kind soul.”

May he rest in peace.

Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo, Dignity Memorial

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