Bravo to Address Russell Armstrong’s Suicide in New Special

by | August 30, 2011 at 8:57 AM | Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Tayor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Tayor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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