Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2011 01:00 PM PDT
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong has released a statement regarding her estranged husband Russell Armstrong's suicide.
The reality star's rep says:
- "Taylor Armstrong is devasted by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter" â€“ 5-year-old Kennedy."
Russell Armstrong, 47, hanged himself on Monday in a Mulholland Drive apartment. Taylor had filed for divorce in July after alleging that he was verbally and physically abusive.
The statement continues that Armstrong's "thoughts and prayers" are also with Russellâ€™s 11 and 13-year-old sons from previous relationships.
Armstrong's fellow Bravo personalities Tweeted condolences to her on Tuesday.
As recently as June, the couple told X17 they were reconciling and that things were "good."
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