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Andy Cohen provides a status update on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'

on Aug 17, 20110

 

We're all still trying to process yesterday's very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series, which has finished primary production and was set to premiere on Labor Day. We'll let you know what we decide when we do. In the meantime, we're sending our thoughts and prayers to Taylor and the rest of Russell's family. 


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52 comments
debra goldstein lustig
debra goldstein lustig

My condolences to the Armstrong family and Taylor at this time of loss. Keep the faith and time will heal all of your sorrow.

debra goldstein lustig
debra goldstein lustig

Andy: I am so glad that you plan on continuing forward with the RHOBH. I know that this is a difficult time for all of the parties involved. I love watching you and all of your antics but I respect you and your decisions that involve this sad situation. Sadly when talking about a reality show this is real life behaviors.I look forward to watching the show coming up shortly and look forwrd to watching you in the clubhouse once all has quieted down.

Colleen Carey
Colleen Carey

My condolences to Taylor & the Armstrong family. Also thankyou Bravo for handling the situation with such upstanding class, there are no fingers to point just the realization that these things should be dealt with and not swept under the carpet...

Dora Harris
Dora Harris

My condolences to the Armstrong family and the Bravo family. It is a very sad time right now for everyone involved, especially Taylor and the Children. My prayers are with you. To Andy.. I think the decision to continue with the show should include Taylor. It, for sure, is a touchy situation and will take time to consider everything. It doesnt matter what we want as the viewers. Its what is best for the Family and what the family wants. Andy you are a wonderful person and we all will stand behind you. May God bless u all...

ms.biller
ms.biller

May God Bless your families!!! my heart is with you and your children...You are a beautiful woman keep your head up.... Keeping you and your family in my prayers

Dee Dee 2
Dee Dee 2

Andy and Bravo, I know you will do what is best for Russell's family. I really feel bad for the children and his parents. I can't imagine what Taylor is going through.

My condolences to Russell's entire family.

candirae
candirae

I am so sad about what happened, My prayers are with Taylor and her family. Stay strong!

AngieTink
AngieTink

Very Sad News...Sending Love & Prayers to Taylor & Russell's Family...Sending Hugzzz & Love to You Andy & Everyone at Bravo...Keep The Faith...Stay Strong...You are All Loved...xoxo~Angie(Tink!)

AlesiaMichelle
AlesiaMichelle

My condolences to everyone affected by Russel's death... Much love and blessings are coming your way...

I understand this is a delicate situation but I think many can relate with the storyline Taylor was going to introduce this season. It is a tricky situation, but not something Bravo hasn't dealt with before i.e Kandi RHOA

Dood Luck Bravo and many blessings for the Armstrong family

L'il C
L'il C

Andy,

you are a caring and sensitive person, so I know you will handle this in a respectful and caring way. This is so sad for Taylor, her daughter and her husband's family.

TeriK
TeriK

My condolences go out to Russell's parents, siblings and most especially all of his children. As for the woman who was soon to be his ex-wife, I hope she finds comfort somewhere and is able to move on.

Pam L
Pam L

My condolences to the family.

I cruise
I cruise

I always liked Russell very much. He seemed like a good decent person. I was sad to hear about his death.

smiles16
smiles16

I am so sorry for all of his children. I am sure his daughter will never forget her daddy getting her a puppy!

VHenard
VHenard

To Russell's children and family members I send my deepest sympathy. I like Russell and appreciated how he conducted himself on the show as a man who did not" act" for the cameras but kept his privacy in tact as much as he could. I do think that to have life's woes and crises shown to millions watching the show as well as items written about him was to much for him to bear. Suicide leaves heart breaking sadness to loved ones left behind who wonder why they could not have done something to save them. God bless Russell and may bands of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Janie Bruce
Janie Bruce

taylor, My heart and prayers are going out to you and your family. Just rest and rely on God and he will show you the way. I enjoy the housewives very much, Thanks for all that you all do !!

kayskripac
kayskripac

I just don't know what you guys at Bravo should do. I loved the show so much - the selfish part of me says edit carefully and continue the show. I actually liked Russell very much. He wasn't a party animal - I totally appreciated that side of him.

 Christine
Christine

So sad that Russell was going through alot of stress and sadness. I send my condolences to his family.

Sad News
Sad News

My condolences to the Armstrong family. He was a great man from what we saw may he rest in peace.

tenna
tenna

I reallly hate to hear such tragic news , prayer go out to everybody that was effected by this

JGIRL
JGIRL

My thoughts are with Taylor and her daughter. So sad

Viewerin LA
Viewerin LA

I am so sorry to hear of Russell Armstrong's tragic suicide. My heart goes out to him and his family and I can only hope that he has found peace.

April1111
April1111

A terrible loss for little Kennedy, she will surely miss her daddy.

Sandy0526
Sandy0526

My love, thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor and her family. Hope things can go as planned with RHOBH.

#1 Nana fm MD
#1 Nana fm MD

Andy, The decision you make will be the right one. Yes, others may disagree with your decision... but, not me...I feel you have a cool head & tender heart. #1 Nana fm MD

Barbara Chambers
Barbara Chambers

My thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor, her daughter, and the rest of Russell's family. May he rest in peace!

OklahomaMommySuperFan
OklahomaMommySuperFan

Andy, I have faith that you will do the right thing. Whatever that may be. This whole thing really is very tragic for everyone involved....the all of the family, Russell's friends, the network and even us viewers. What a tragic loss. My heart aches for Taylor and their darling, sweet and innocent little girl. I will keep them in my prayers.

kimmy2
kimmy2

I was deeply saddened to hear of Russells passing. It was heartwarming to see him with Kennedy on the show. My thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor and little Kennedy and his other children and family. God bless you all. RIP Russell.xxx

Kimmy2
Kimmy2

I was deeply saddened by the tragic news. It was heartwarming to see Russel with Kennedy and when they had to make the decision to give the dog away on the show you could tell he was sincerely concerned about Kennedys feelings. My thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor and little Kennedy and his other children. God bless them all!xxx

Rikki from Houston
Rikki from Houston

Can't stop thinking about this sad event. Prayers and condolences to Russell's family, Taylor and Russell's 3 children. This has had an affect on the whole nation. Hope all can somehow get past this and something positive come from it. God bless.

realfan
realfan

So sad by the news. My heart breaks for Taylor, her daughter, and Russell. My thoughts and prayers are going out to their family and friends.

salona
salona

Andy, You will make the right decision, whatever that might be. And regardless of what you decide, some will disagree. Such a sad, sad situation. Thoughts and prayers for his family, loved ones and the cast and crew of RHOBH.

Jerry in mpls
Jerry in mpls

So sad to learn of the death of Taylor's husband. Best to you Taylor.

Jbunny3104
Jbunny3104

My prayers to all russells children and to Taylor and the other people in russells life

Jbunny3104
Jbunny3104

Very sad news about Taylors husband thoughts and prayers for her and their little girl...Russell also had two other young children also great sympathy to them too! I hope all the ladies are there for Taylor genuinely through this hard tine

jerseybornpinot
jerseybornpinot

I'm still in shock. My heart goes out to the Armstrong family and friends. R.I.P.

Summer 1991
Summer 1991

Condolences to Taylor,The Armstrong Family and their Sweet Little girl: Very sad time,thoughts and prayers to all.

MA momma
MA momma

Andy, you seem like such a warm and intelligent man. I can only imagine how shocking this news was to you both on a professional and personal level. You spend hours interviewing, watching and working these people, so you no doubt must feel viscerally connected to them. You know that they are not "characters" but human beings. Your mind must be racing with the emotions and worry about what to do as an executive and as a friend. I wish you peaceful moments to reflect and strength to see beyond this sad event.

los angeles native
los angeles native

I'm sure Bravo knows how to tactfully & honestly deliver what they've filmed. Much Love to Taylor & little Kennedy.

AntonellaMoll
AntonellaMoll

My deepest respects to the Armstrong family, I loved Russell and his quirkiness

Judy O'Leary
Judy O'Leary

My heart goes out to Taylor and her family. So very sad.

Carline
Carline

I've been thinking about them all day yesterday and today. What a sad day yesterday was. I feel soooo soooo bad for all of the children.

Shelby Lynn
Shelby Lynn

Blessings to the entire Bravo Family !

aej
aej

so sorry to read this tragic news, my heart aches for his children... wishing you all the best, Andy, in picking up the pieces

Cara Mia
Cara Mia

Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Armstrong's family and friends at this tragic and difficult time.

Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean

this is so sad, my heart breaks for his children, I am confused and concerned...

LorieLW
LorieLW

Such a terrible tragedy. My sincerest condolences to Taylor, Kennedy and Russell's family. God bless and keep them through this horrible time.

Emily from az
Emily from az

Wow! I know theres nothing i could say to make the situation better, but i am praying for Taylor and Kennedy and the rest of Russels family as well. I believe everyone should put the negative opinions about Russel to the side, considering he deserves respect at this time! No matter what, nobody should ever have to feel that bad, to go and do something so permanent. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire armstrong family!

Jenipher2001
Jenipher2001

Prayers to Taylor and her daughter, and his son. Don't read what the haters have to say, Taylor. You had to het out for a reason, I am going through something similar (minus the $$ stuff). You did what you thought was best for you and your daughter. Remember that. xoxo much love and support.

Patti from NH..
Patti from NH..

How very sad for the Armstrong family...thoughts and prayers....