Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong is grieving the loss of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide Monday. Russell, 47, and Taylor were seeking marriage counseling before his tragic death, some of which has been filmed by the Bravo cameras for season 2 of the hit reality show.
The estranged couple’s marriage counselor Dr. Charles Sophy revealed to Radar Online that he tried his best to help Taylor and Russell mend their marriage, and is shocked at the news of his suicide.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of Russell. My condolences go to his family and loved ones. My immediate concern is for Taylor and her daughter to make sure they get the support they need to get through this difficult time,” Dr. Sophy told Radar Online.
The marriage counseling sessions were filmed for Season 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and may be still be featured on the show.
Taylor is reportedly “hysterical” about Russell’s death, and does not know how to break the news to their 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
Russell was found dead Monday, hanging in a bedroom at a home on Mulholland Drive in L.A., that is now reported as being his friend’s house.
No suicide note was found. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
Read Russell’s last interview in the new issue of OK! on newsstands tomorrow.