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Shocking, sad news.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong has died of an apparent suicide, Us Weekly has confirmed.

On Monday night, the estranged husband of star Taylor Armstrong was "was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive," a spokesperson for the LAPD tells Us. The Los Angeles Fire Department also told Us: "The Los Angeles Fire Department did respond to a home on ...Mulholland Drive last night at 8:08 pm."

Businessman Armstrong was 47, and shared a young daughter, Kennedy, with Taylor, 40. After their marital struggles were aired on season one of the hit Bravo show, she filed for divorce last month.

A spokesperson for the L.A. Coroner's office adds: "No official cause of death yet established by the Coroner. Body not yet examined. The death is being investigated by the Coroner as a suicide at this time. Time of death: 2016 hours on 08/15/2011 at his residence in the 14000 block of Mulholland Drive," said Harvey.