Real Housewives and others offer condolences after Russell Armstrong’s suicide

The late Russell Armstrong with wife Taylor Armstrong and daughter Kennedy Armstrong

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Russell Armstrong was found dead Monday night from an apparent suicide by hanging and celebrities have been offering up their condolences to his estranged wife Taylor Armstrong and the couple’s five-year-old daughter Kennedy all day.

I will continue to add more as they come in.

From Taylor’s cast mates on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Bravo exec Andy Cohen:

Andy Cohen tweets about Russell Armstrongs apparent suicide
Real Hosuewives of Beverly Hills cast mate Camille Grammer tweets about Russel Armstrong's death
Adrienne Maloof offers condolences after cast mate Russell Armstrong's apparent suicide by hanging

From The Real Housewives of New York City:

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps: “Such a tragedy. My heart and sympathy go out to Taylor and Kennedy during this most difficult time.”

Alex McCord and husband Simon van Kempen: “Our hearts go out to Taylor, their daughter and Russell’s family at this tragic time.”

Kelly Bensimon: “Wow. All I can say is that we all wish Taylor and her daughter well. It’s difficult to navigate personal issues on reality Tv for you aren’t in charge of the outcome.”

Sonja Morgan: “I was lucky to have a good time with Taylor. I spent some fun times with her in LA and we shared some good, light and fun times in South Hampton. For me to hear this news just breaks my heart. In the back of my mind, I always hope for reconciliation. I feel so sorry for her and her daughter. It’s devastating to hear she’s widowed with a child.”

Ramona Singer: “Obviously he was extremely depressed. Depression is a disease. I think it’s very sad that he didn’t have the right help. Depression is very rampid (sic) throughout our country. People don’t like to talk about it. It is a disease and very debilitating. He had to be in so much pain for him to take his life. I feel for his daughter. I don’t think a child ever recovers from a parent who commits suicide. It’s the worst abandonment ever. I feel for his daughter the most. A parent who commits suicide is the worst thing that could ever happen to a child. 50 percent of marriages do no work out. Obviously Taylor wasn’t happy [but] she shouldn’t blame herself. I’m sure she feels guilty, but you know what? Everyone is responsible for their own destiny. I feel pain for her because I know she loved him very much because she married him and he’s the father of her child. I know she feels this loss also very deeply.”

From The Real Housewives of Orange County:

RHOBH cast member Peggy Tanous tweets about cast mate Russell Armstrong's apparent suicide by hanging

Gretchen Rossi: No words can express how much my heart is breaking for my fellow housewife sister @taylorarmstrong and her daughter. Please keep her and her family in your prayers and thoughts today. RIP Russell Armstrong

Vicki Gunvalson: Taylor, you and your family are in my prayers as you deal with this terrible loss of Russell.

Vicki Gunvalson: My heart goes out to Taylor and family. Be strong and may Russell rest in peace.

Alexis Bellino: We are praying so hard for the Armstrong family. We can’t imagine what they’re going through. Take a minute today to hug everyone you love.

From The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

NeNe Leakes: My dear friend! My heart goes out 2 u! I’am here 4 u

NeNe Leakes: Taylor We held hands during some fun times! Now I will Hold ur hand through the rough time [NeNe attached this photo of her and Taylor holding hands]

Kim Zolciak: My thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor and her family and I ask that you all say a prayer at this time for her loss.

From The Real Housewives of New Jersey:

Caroline Manzo: So sorry 2 hear about Russell Armstrong’s death. I hope @taylorarmstrong’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.

Jacqueline Laurita: When I hear REAL problems like what’s happened w/ @TaylorArmstrong’s family,it puts everything else that I feel r problems into perspective

Teresa Giudice: [retweeted this from someone else] We need to send our prayers out to Taylor (RHOBH) and her family. How absolutely tragic is what happened. God help them plz.

Danielle Staub: @TaylorArmstrong love and prayers to you and your family ~ I pray your privacy will be respected in this great time of need!

From The Real Housewives of Miami:

Lea Black: Sending love and hugs your way @TaylorArmstrong

From other Bravo celebrities and fans:

Patti Stanger: @taylorarmstrong Sweetie, I am so sorry for your loss, please note I am here for you… Prayers & condolences to you and your family!

Denise Richards: my heart goes out to @TaylorArmstrong and her daughter during this devastating time. Sending you light and love…

Kyle Richards: my heart is breaking for 4 my dear friend @TaylorArmstrong and Kennedy. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers

Top Photo: Russell Armstrong, his wife Taylor Armstrong, and their daughter Kennedy Armstrong attend the 8th annual John Varvatos Stuart House benefit at John Varvatos in Los Angeles, California on March 13, 2011 (Nikki Nelson /