Very sad news this morning: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday evening.
Taylor Armstrong, 40, filed for divorce on July 15 from Armstrong, citing physical and verbal abuse.
The couple, whose relationship troubles were documented on season 1 of the reality show, have a daughter, Kennedy, 5.
According to TMZ, which first reported the story, Taylor was notified about her estranged husband's death on Monday evening.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French tells PEOPLE : "I can confirm that Mr. Armstrong was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive."
Armstrong was 47.
Our deepest condolences going out to the family.