Taylor Armstrong 'Devastated' by Estranged Husband's Suicide
08/16/2011 AT 03:15 PM EDT
"Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded," her rep says in a statement. "She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter" – 5-year-old Kennedy.
The statement adds that Armstrong's "thoughts and prayers" are also with Russell’s 11- and 13-year-old sons from previous relationships.
Russell was found dead in a friend's Los Angeles home, according to police.
Taylor Armstrong, 40, had filed for divorce on July 15 from Russell, 47, citing physical and verbal abuse.