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'Real Housewives'

Russell Armstrong

Commits Suicide

8/16/2011 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Russell Armstrong Dead

Russell Armstrong
, the estranged husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead of an apparent suicide ... sources tell TMZ.
 
Our sources say Armstrong hanged himself. He was found hanging in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive.

We're told L.A. City Fire Department arrived at his home and pronounced him dead at 8:16 PM Monday. Sources say a roommate found Russell and called 911. 

We're told authorities have not found a suicide note.

Taylor filed for divorce last month, after she claimed Russell physically abused her.  We're told authorities informed her of Russell's death last night.

He was 47 years old.

Story developing ...

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8:13 AM: Bravo and the cast of "Real Housewives" were unaware of Russell's death. Kyle Richards was distraught when she saw the TMZ post, and Lisa Vanderpump was speechless.

9:29 AM: A rep for Bravo tells TMZ, “All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Armstrong family at this difficult time."

9:35 AM: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... no drugs or alcohol were found in the bedroom where Russell died.  He was fully clothed when his body was discovered.

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76.

nancy    

Please know that I am praying for you and your family Taylor. Please get counseling, do not try to deal with this by yourself.I had a friend that her boyfriend commited suicide, she tried to deal with it alone and ended up very ill. I helped as much as I could but I am not a professional.I could see how deep she had gone..I am so sorry this tragedy has happened to you, BUT DO NOT BLAME YOURSELF.Every Dr. will tell you that you could not have stopped this,it would have happened no matter what you did or did not do...

1110 days ago
77.

Kris    

WOW, I watch this show and read that Taylor filed for divorce..shocker...so sad to! I never get why suicide is the answer for some.

1110 days ago
78.

xyz    

She killed him, not hard to realize that.

1110 days ago
79.

brinn1269    

How very, very sad. It was quite obvious from watching the show that he was an extremely unhappy man. Money certainly doesn't buy everything, does it? I am absolutely shocked by this, and very sad for Taylor and their little daughter :(

1110 days ago
80.

amr    

Their poor daugther:( what a selfish a-hole

1110 days ago
81.

IRIS    

WOW SO SAD !! HIS DAUGHTER WILL GROW UP WITH NO DADDY ! SOMETIMES IF YOU CHOOSE DIVORCE AND YOUR IN THE PUBLIC EYE YOU SHOULDN'T DISCUSS THE REASON .. HE WAS PROBABLY HURT FOR BEING ACCUSED OF BEING PHYSICAL WITH HIS WIFE AND DECIDED TO LEAVE THIS WORLD IN THE WORSDT WAY !! MAY YOUR SOUL R.I.P.

1110 days ago
82.

jdun    

So very sad for ALL involved. It goes to show how fame(sought or not)can mess with one's life. Not to say that the show is the cause, but let's think about all the relationships and lives have ended due to reality television. Just so sad.

1110 days ago
83.

Dawn Fink    

My heart goes out to Taylor and her family. :(

1110 days ago
84.

lu    

wow!!! im in shock!!! how sad. no words.

1110 days ago
85.

Shannon    

He always seemed so sad..

1110 days ago
86.

Sunni     

I hope she gets the money

1110 days ago
87.

Trish    

This is so very sad. Now his poor little girl is stuck with that pathetic excuse for a mother. At least the crazy bitch will have all the money to herself. Maybe she can OD on botox. Put us all out of our misery.

1110 days ago
88.

tori    

Don't blame Taylor, I've heard other accusations of abuse on him from other sources. He took the easy way out instead of getting help. I feel sorry for his family and daughter, he obviously wasn't thinking of anyone but himself. He seemed very jealous of his wife and all she wanted was for him to show her love and kindness and he treated her like a business deal always having to get one up on her. Unless you've lived with the abuse, you have nothing to say!!!

1110 days ago
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VIVIFI.CA, VIVIFI.ca
“HOUSEWIVES” husband commits suicide
BY ADMIN – AUGUST 16, 2011(EDIT POST)
Russell Armstrong, the ex husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead. According to close sources “of an apparent suicide” .

Our VERY close sources say Armstrong hanged himself. He was found hanging in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive. The L.A. City Fire Department arrived at his home and pronounced him dead; 8:16 PM on Monday.

Russell was found dead by a roommate who called 911
We’re ALSO told authorities have not found a suicide note.

PS> Taylor filed for divorce last month… after claims of Russell physically abusing her.

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TAGS: "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, DEAD, divorce, hung, RIP, Russell Armstrong, SAD, star. Taylor Armstrong, suicide, the ex husband

1110 days ago
90.

Julie    

I wonder if Lips will be solely responsible for the investors who were suing them for their money being stolen so Russell and Taylor could live the good life.

1110 days ago
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