Russell Armstrong Suicide Devastates Beverly Hills

By: Susan Harris
Published: Aug 16, 2021

The apparent Monday night suicide of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Russell Armstrong at his Los Angeles home has devastated the cast and the Bravo community.

Russell, 47, was Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband. His body was discovered Monday night. He leaves behind a daughter named Kennedy.

“All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Armstrong family at this difficult time,” a spokesperson for Bravo said in a statement:

Armstrong’s close friend and castmate Adrienne Maloof tweeted: “My heart goes out to @TaylorArmstrong and Kennedy during this devastating time. You will be in my thoughts and in prayers.”

“I am so very sad about today’s news,” Bravo’s Andy Cohen tweeted. “My prayers and thoughts are with Taylor Armstrong and her family.”

“That’s unbelievably awful,” Real Housewives of New York’s Alex and Simon McCord told Us Weekly. “[We] hadn’t heard yet. Our hearts go out to the family.”

“It’s terrible!” McCord’s castmate Ramona Singer told Us. “I’ve met Taylor, she’s very sweet.”

She added of the the late Armstrong: “It’s a shame, it’s a shame for his child and it’s a shame for his wife. It’s very sad when anyone takes their life. Someone has to be in so much pain to take their life, I can’t even imagine what kind of pain.”

Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Danielle Staub tweeted: “Love and prayers to you and your family — I pray your privacy will be respected in this great time of need!”

Added Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes: “My dear friend! My heart goes out 2 u! I’am here 4 u.”

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