Donny Osmond ‘saddened’ as creator of Donny and Marie show dies at 86

Donny Osmond has been inundated with support after sharing an emotional tribute to Marty Krofft, who has died aged 86.

Alongside his brother Sid Krofft, Marty created The Donny and Marie show, which ran for three years in the 1970s.

On Saturday, Marty’s publicist Harlan Boll announced he had died from kidney failure.

Breaking his silence on Sunday evening, Donny, 65, shared an emotional tribute on his Twitter page, now known as X.

Alongside a picture of the trio together, he wrote: “I am so saddened by the passing of my dear friend, Marty Krofft.

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“He and his brother, Sid, created the whole format of The Donny and Marie show.

“Together, they put my sister and me on the map and both of us will be forever grateful for their vision and creativity. Marty Krofft’s television legacy is incredible.

“His fingerprint is on generations of entertainment and the impact he’s had in connecting people around the world is an astonishing legacy he leaves behind.”

Donny went on to send his “best wishes” to Marty’s family and loved ones and concluded his post writing: “As Marie and I sang at the end of every show, ‘May God keep you in his tender care, till he brings us together again’.”

Following the sad news, many of the singer’s 210,000 followers flocked to his post to send their condolences.

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One wrote: “Sorry to hear that Donny.”

A second commented: “I’m a bid fan of their work.(sic)

“Especially bringing you and Marie together for one of my favourite programs. God bless and thank you Marty! May you rest in peace.”

A third added: “I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

“I feel so sorry for you Donny. God will bring you indeed together again later.

“I truly believe that. Please be happy again. I love you still. Kisses from Belgium,” a fourth typed.

Marty and Sid were puppeteers who made a name for themselves in the television industry and ended up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As well as The Donny and Marie Show, they were behind many others such as HR Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost and The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.

In 2018, the pair were honoured a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame two years later.

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