The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Russell Armstrong, Taylor’s estranged husband, died Monday night, apparently from hanging himself.
“I can confirm that Mr. Armstrong was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive,” a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told People, which noted that Taylor “filed for divorce on July 15 from Armstrong, citing physical and verbal abuse.”
TMZ first reported the death, and updated with a statement from Bravo that said, “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.”
Their troubled relationship was part of the series first season; the second season debuts Sept. 5.