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Rosie O’Donnell’s ex Michelle Rounds dead in apparent suicide

The troubled ex-wife of comedian Rosie O’Donnell has died of an apparent suicide.

Michelle Rounds, 46, was discovered in her home after taking her own life Monday.

O’Donnell, who split from Rounds in 2014 and divorced her two years later, released a statement Friday mourning the loss of her former spouse.

“I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy,” O’Donnell said.

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Michelle Rounds (l.) was married to Rosie O’Donnell for nearly four years.

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“Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife Krista and their child,” the former co-host of “The View” said.

Rounds’ mother asked people to donate to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in her daughter’s name.

“If anyone would like to give …. it would also be greatly appreciated,” she said, according to TMZ.

“There are so many out there in this world that have demons that they think suicide is the only way out,” the grieving mother said.

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O’Donnell and Rounds adopted a daughter, Dakota, after tying the knot in 2012.

A bitter custody battle erupted when they split two years later.

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In court documents filed the following year, O’Donnell said it was “an irretrievably broken relationship.”

Rounds was taken to a hospital in Nyack after an attempted overdose in September 2015.

She married her current wife, Krista Monteleone and the couple adopted another daughter. They lived in Windermere, Fla., the family said.

In an online obituary, Rounds was remembered as “a very loving, giving and caring individual who would help anyone in their time of need.”

The family said it would hold a private memorial service and no public funeral.

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