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Taylor Armstrong

Eyewitness When Husband's

Body Was Discovered

8/17/2011 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Armstrong
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong was at her estranged husband's house when his body was discovered, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Taylor tell us, she and Russell had been regularly communicating and were supposed to meet on Monday afternoon, but he was a no-show.  She became worried and began calling his friends, but none of them had heard from him. 

Taylor became increasingly alarmed and began frantically texting and phoning Russell, to no avail.

On Monday evening, Taylor and a friend went to the home where Russell was staying.  They found the owner of the home on the property.  While Taylor watched, the owner peered through Russell's bedroom window and saw his lifeless body hanging.

As TMZ first reported, the owner called 911 and Russell was declared dead at 8:16 PM.  Taylor believes Russell had been dead for hours.

We're told Taylor stayed at the house for hours after the body was found.

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She got plastic surgery cause she didn't feel good about herself. I highly doubt that she ever thought in a million years that her estranged husband would hang himself....I hope she looks UP for guidance.

1132 days ago


Yikes! What has she done to those lips?? It looks like a badly made doll. Note to women: fake lips are ridiculous!! It's like handbags, only women think it's a good idea to obsess on them.

1132 days ago


What is wrong with you people? We have a suicide here. His exs' admitted that he was violent to them. So do not blame Taylor. The cut over her eye happened 4 days before he died. It is plausible that he did it.

1132 days ago


Good lawd. I had hoped Taylor wasn't there, but if this story is true, then it means she was. Anyone wishing unhappiness for Taylor now has gotten their wish! She will be tormented for the rest of her life because of seeing her soon-to-be ex-husband's (father of her child!) dead body. Ugh! So freaking sad!

1132 days ago


wow, when will people stop making themselves so damn UGLY through plastic surgery. Scary freaky face eew

1132 days ago

Rogue Warrior    

I don'*****ch the show and had to confirm for myself what this woman spent on that birthday party. This is crazy and her husband was disgusted then with her. What a greedy bietch.

Taylor Armstrong threw herself her four year old daughter, Kennedy, a birthday party complete with the above decor. She also gave her and all her friends diamond necklaces worth thousands of dollars. She rented out a space worth about $10,000 and spent about $6,000 on food. When all was said and done, Taylor Russell shelled out $60............,000 for the event Kennedy will barely remember.

Taylor's daughter, Kennedy, hated the party. At first we were with her until she just got too spoiled bratty. Luckily for Tay Tay, Kennedy became happier when Taylor left her alone to play wizard and ferries with her friends.

Taylor didn't really care. She posed for a glamour photo shoot at her four year olds party, proving the event was as much for her as it was for her daughter who would've been happy if Taylor spent $60............0 instead of $60............,000. Yes, she spent $60............,000.

Adrienne chose to go to Taylor's daughters party. Although she posed for photos with Taylor, she as everyone else was, was weirded out by the party. Adrienne seemingly has more money than Taylor, but agreed with Lisa that they wouldn't throw such an excessive party for toddlers.

Taylor's wallet husband, Russell, was fed up with Taylor's exuberance. Despite writing the check for the event, he displayed his frustration by getting Kennedy a dog against Taylor's wishes. Does anyone else think their relationship is almost as weird as cute little Kennedy's party was?

Meanwhile, Kyle had a birthday party for her two year old daughter on the same day. This party was more appropriate with kid friendly things like Elmo and animals, even though they were in a petting zoo. Kyle still had enough elements at the party to make people know they were in Bev Hills. And best of all, her daughter didn't hate it!

1131 days ago

Jimbo Akimbo    

It is a shame that one has to resort to taking their own life to avoid financial and personal shame.
Perhaps if he had of kept some of the cash from the poor plastic surgery that his wife had - he would be in a better spot.
I have yet to see a picture of her that looks good.

1131 days ago


Every time I see this lady I have only one thought... why is this incredibly ugly woman in the news so much?

1131 days ago


People are so cruel! Its just really sad he chose to end his life but it was very selfish of him because of his daughter! its sad that he thought there was no way out but that way! He must have had a toubled soul! Its sad that most of these reality shows have caused so much drama pain n heartache! Will keep Taylor n daughter in my prayers!

1131 days ago


he had two sons also!! poor children!

1131 days ago


EW. To the people who are posting negative and rude comments. How ignorant and disrespectful you all are. Talking crap about reality shows but yet they make money and fame off of you watching them! Hope nothing this tragic happens to you. Look in the mirror and find some compassion. There is a 5 yr. old little girl now without a father. Grow up!

1131 days ago


What a truly sad situation, especially for the children in this picture.

1131 days ago


My heart felt condolences go out to this woman and definitely the children.

1131 days ago


No more close-ups of that face .... PLEASE!

1131 days ago


TMZ, please have mercy!!! I want to remove my eyeballs when I see pictures of this most ugly of women! Please! NO MAS!!!!

1131 days ago
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