Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong

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Family, friends and costars came together Wednesday to pay their respects to Russell Armstrong at a funeral service held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.

Among those providing comfort to Russell's estranged wife, Taylor Armstrong, were several fellow castmembers from the Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls.

Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Adrienne Maloof and hubby Paul Nassif were among those in attendance. Another former costar, Vanderpump's evicted houseguest Cedric Martinez, was reportedly barred from the private event after being told he wasn't  invited.

The funeral, which was not filmed for the Bravo reality series, was the first of two services being held to remember Russell, who committed suicide last week. The second service will be held in Texas, where part of Russell's cremated remains will be sent to his family.

The decision to hold two separate services stemmed from the tension that had risen between Taylor and Russell's family when it came to planning Russell's funeral.

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