ROSIE O' DONELL'S EX-WIFE DIES OF APPARENT SUICIDE

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Rosie O' Donnell speaks out about the death of her ex-wife Michelle Rounds, 46,  who TMZ reports died of an alleged suicide this past Monday in her home,


"I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. 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."

Michelle and Rosie , whose short-lived romance started dating back in 2012 , have a four year old daughter who they adopted together , Dakota. 

Michelle's mom also made a statement , 

 "... If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it would also be greatly appreciated. There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out ..." 

Our prayers go out to the family .