By Lori Acken
Russell Armstrong, 47, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong (pictured), reportedly committed suicide Monday night at the home of a close friend.
A spokesperson for Bravo issued the following statement: “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.”
No word from the network yet as to whether this will affect the September 5 Season 2 premiere of the series; a media conference call with Taylor Armstrong’s costars Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof and Kyle Richards scheduled for this Thursday; or Bravo Media’s planned live tour featuring Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.