Rosie O'Donnell's Ex-Wife Michelle Rounds Dies by Suicide


Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife Michelle Rounds has died by suicide, TMZ reported on Friday. The 46-year-old died on Monday.

O’Donnell and Rounds got married in 2012 after meeting in 2011. O’Donnell filed for divorce in 2015 and has sole custody of their daughter, whom they adopted together. “I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife and their child.”

Rounds’ mother also shared a statement with TMZ asking those affected by news of her daughter’s death to donate to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. “If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it would also be greatly appreciated,” she said, adding, “there are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out.”


If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who are feeling suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

If you’ve lost someone to suicide, there are resources available to you too. You can view our list of resources for suicide loss survivors here.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Lead photo via Vimeo


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related to Suicide

Draven Bennington

Chester Bennington's Son Made a Video for National Suicide Prevention Week

In the months following Chester Bennington’s suicide, his wife Talinda Bennington, bandmate Mike Shinoda and others close to him have continued to speak out about depression and suicide awareness. Now, Bennington’s son, Draven Bennington, has joined them, in a short but moving video posted on Youtube. With the Linkin Park song “Numb” playing in the [...]
couple

How I'm Learning to Move Forward After My Boyfriend's Suicide

Editor’s note: If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741. I’ve been taught some very harsh lessons in the last two years. I am definitely not the same person I was when it all started. [...]
hurricane irma

How Hurricane Irma Made Me Recognize My Passive Suicidal Thoughts

Hurricane Irma has caused an immense amount of destruction. Not only did it cause damage to homes and businesses, but it took an emotional toll on those who went through it. There were days of sitting and watching the projected path shift over and over again. There were classes cancelled, evacuation orders made, and shelters opened. It was [...]
Chester Bennington

Getting Better: Managing My Own Mental Health, and What I Want Others to Know After Chester's Suicide

Editor’s note: The death of Chester Bennington touched our community — and Linkin Park fans all over the world — greatly. In the weeks, and now months, following the news of his death, those close to Chester have done extraordinary work reaching out to the community. From raising money in honor of Chester, to starting hashtags [...]