Captain Lee's longtime Below Deck chief stew, Kate Chastain, praised him for his strength during this difficult time. "Beautifully written statement by Captain Lee at what is certainly a devastating time," Kate tweeted on Monday, July 29. "I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Captain Lee [and] his wife Mary Anne in their home and the love they have for their family has always been a privilege to witness."
Mercedes "MJ" Javid, who is a huge fan of Below Deck, also tweeted a message for Captain Lee and his family on Tuesday, July 30. "Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss," she said. "God rest his soul."
Many Bravolebs sent their condolences to the captain in the comments of his July 29 Instagram post in which he shared that he and his wife laid their youngest son, Joshua Lee Rosbach, to rest on Saturday, July 27. "After a twenty year struggle, he finally succumbed to the demons he fought so long and so hard," Captain Lee wrote in the post. "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."
Captain Sandy Yawn wrote to her Below Deck counterpart, "I’m so sorry Captain Lee. So sad."
Kyle Richards shared, "So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family."
Cameran Eubanks, who got to meet Captain Lee and Mary Anne when they visited Charleston in June wrote, "I wish I knew the right words. Holding you and Mary Anne in prayer."
Below Deck Mediterranean's current third stew-turned-chef Anastasia Surmava also sent Captain Lee her love. "I am so sorry to hear this Capt. Lee. There are no words and I cannot even begin to understand how this feels," she shared. "Sending you and your family my love. May he Rest In Peace."
Below Deck Med Season 3 third stew Kasey Cohen wrote, "I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you, Marry Anne and your family."
Captain Lee shared on Instagram that he hopes to inspire others with his son's story. "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," he said. "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."