TMZ reported that the death occurred when Michael jumped from his downtown LA apartment building.
Marie's rep issued the following statement.
"My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time."
In November 2007, Access Hollywood reported that Michael had entered rehab, dealing with depression.
"My son Michael is an amazing young man," a rep for Marie said at the time. "(He has) shown through his courage in facing his issues. As his mother, I couldn't be more proud of him. The press and public have always been kind and gracious in the past and I know they will continue to respect our privacy during this time."
Story is developing.
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