Taylor Armstrong Releases Statement, "Devastated" Over Suicide of Husband

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For the first time since her husband, Russell, took his own life, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has issued a statement. Released through her rep, it reads:

"Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter," five-year old Kennedy, who sources say has not yet been told about her father.

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Taylor also sends her"thoughts and prayers" to Russell’s 11- and 13-year-old sons from previous relationships.

The 47-year old was found dead in the home of a friend last night, his body discovered in the bathroom, with no suicide note to be found. He had recently been in the news because Taylor filed for divorce last month, citing physical and emotional abuse.

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My sympathy goes out to the little girl most of all. I hope that Shana Hughes decides to be her real self now, and no longer exploits people in order to obtain her "Taylor Ford Armstrong" fantasy life. Shana Hughes, you have my sympathy.

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I would like to convey to Taylor, no one deserves to go through a suicide. It must have been hell to discover Russell's body. I know they were going through a divorce, but they did love each other at one time. Once again, my thoughts are with Taylor and her family at this difficult time.