Taylor Armstrong "Devastated" Over Loss of Russell Armstrong & Seeks Privacy

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Aug. 16 2011, Published 11:17 a.m. ET

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After the tragic suicide of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong at the young age of 47, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong is requesting privacy as she tries to grieve and comfort her five-year-old daughter, Kennedy, her rep tells OK!.

"Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded," Taylor's rep tells OK! on behalf of the reality star. "She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter."

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Her rep added: "Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell's 11- and 13-year-old sons from previous relationships."

Russell was found dead Monday, hanging in a bedroom at a home on Mulholland Drive in L.A., believed to belong to one of his close friend's.

No suicide note was found. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Earlier today, a Bravo spokesperson released the following statement to OK!: “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."

Read Russell’s last interview in the new issue of OK! on newsstands tomorrow.


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