Bravo to Address Russell Armstrong's Suicide in New Special

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They're not going to sweep it under the rug.

Bravo plans to air a special addressing the suicide of Russell Armstrong, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The cable network has filmed a special with the core cast of the reality hit: Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Adrienne Maloof. Taylor Armstrong, grieving the shocking death of estranged husband Russell, apparently does not appear in the special.

Bravo hasn't yet announced the special -- but the season-two premiere of the show is still set for Sept. 5, with scenes re-edited in light of the tragedy.

Venture capitalist Russell, 47, was found dead at a private L.A. residence August 15 after hanging himself. He leaves behind estranged wife Taylor, 40, their five-year-old daughter Kennedy and two older sons from previous relationships.

One of two funeral services was held last Wednesday evening at the Church of the Hills-Forest Lawn; Russell's body was cremated, with his ashes divided between Taylor and his parents, who held a second service in his native Texas.