As many Under Deck followers might know, Captain Lee lost his adult son, Joshua Lee Rosbach, 42, to a drug overdose in July 2019. Shortly after his household’s unimaginable loss, he took to Instagram to announce the dying of his son and to pay tribute.
“This previous Saturday, my beloved spouse Mary Anne and I laid our youngest son, Joshua Lee Rosbach to relaxation. After a twenty yr wrestle, he lastly succumbed to the demons he fought so lengthy and so arduous.”
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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
In a current emotional interview with Entertainment Tonight, the grieving father discusses what an incredible, form human his son was and divulges how simply how a lot each Joshua and the remainder of their household struggled on account of Joshua’s dependancy.
“Anyone that has ever handled a member of the family or a really shut pal with an dependancy drawback is aware of that when you’ve gotten Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Day, any household get collectively or simply have all the youngsters over for dinner, and hastily one among them goes lacking. It [had] been this manner for a very long time with Josh. He suffered together with his demons for over 20 years, and we have been at all times going, at each household perform, ‘the place’s Josh?’”
The Captain revealed the tattoo he selected to honor his youngest son, which is a really clear, well-done image of Josh. Below the image, you possibly can plainly learn the phrases, “The place’s Josh?”
Captain Lee explains his tattoo additional by including, “All of us knew the place he was. All of us knew what he was doing. We have been simply powerless to cease it. Now with the tattoo and the outline underneath it, ‘The place’s Josh,’ I do know the place he’s. He’s over my coronary heart and that’s the place he’ll keep.”
Within the heartbreaking interview, the Working Towards the Tide writer confirms once more that Josh’s overdose was utterly unintended. He additionally explains what bothered him probably the most concerning the state of affairs.
“Josh didn’t know what he purchased. He thought he was getting one factor and he was getting one thing completely completely different, completely pushed by revenue from [drug] sellers. Fortuitously, he fell asleep and simply didn’t get up, so he didn’t undergo.”
Lee made it clear that even addicts are human beings and will be very beneficiant, loving individuals identical to anyone else and he desires individuals to know what an amazing man his son actually was. With a smile on his face, Lee describes his late son as “probably the most caring child on this planet.”
“He cared about everyone and every thing in his life. He didn’t have any youngsters [but his nieces and nephews] have been the spotlight of his life. He was only a giving particular person and he simply had demons that he couldn’t management.”
Captain Lee isn’t identified for exhibiting a great deal of emotion, except it’s to set a crew member or charter guest straight, nevertheless it’s clear that he’s nonetheless battling this enormous loss, simply as anybody would. He’s nonetheless grieving, however he’s ultimately hoping to learn to deal with Josh’s dying.
“There’s nothing that’s ever going to interchange the outlet in your coronary heart and I feel the person who stated ‘time heals all wounds’ was simply completely stuffed with sh*t as a result of it doesn’t. What time will do is hopefully make it easier to develop your coping skills to cope with it.”
The Under Deck star has plans sooner or later to assist these battling dependancy and to additionally assist with their households. He admits that he’s simply not fairly able to tackle the tough, but noble trigger simply but.
“Finally, once I really feel robust sufficient to [finish what I start], I need to do one thing to attempt to assist different people who find themselves in related conditions, however I don’t need to embark on that path till I really feel I’m capable of full it. And once I do, I’ll go at it like I do every thing else.”
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