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Russell Armstrong

Chilling 911 Call:

'My Friend Just Hanged Himself'

8/30/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained the 911 call made moments after the body of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Russell Armstrong was found on August 15 at a friend's home where Russell was staying.

You can hear the caller say, "My friend just hanged himself, do you understand? Come over here and stop asking questions."

As TMZ first reported, Russell's estranged wife Taylor Armstrong was also there when the body was found -- and you can hear the caller console her ... saying, "Come here Taylor, it's alright. It's alright, it's alright." The first words you hear a sobbing Taylor say are, "I need my psychiatrist."

Perhaps the most heartbreaking part is when the caller reveals Russell's 5-year old daughter is also at the house. At one point he says, "Taylor, have your daughter go away please."

The 911 operator asks if Russell is beyond help -- and the caller responds, "No, there's nothing you can do, it's nothing we can do. Just please come as soon as possible."


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shelley    

I do not want to listen. Just reading it gave me chills

968 days ago
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CountryGal    

Poor Taylor crying hysterically the entire 911 call. I did laugh when the 911 operator pretended to care. "oh wow that must be terrible". It was so fake, kinda like "yeah yeah yeah, I hear this **** all day long"

968 days ago
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Dan    

This is more chilling than Kris finding out that Kim was previously married. Kim and Kris trying to act-out their script about the revelation that Kim had been previously married is way more chilling than this call. KimAndKris.com

968 days ago
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PhillipP    

Cant wait to see how they work this into the show for the new season. This is a Godsend for Bravo.

968 days ago
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kitty    

why would you bring your daughter with you? They obviously knew something was wrong.

968 days ago
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Dev    

I liked the 911 operator. Empathetic. Do you think he had a reason to ask the condition of the body or was he just trying to satisfy a curiosity? "Is he all purple and stuff?"

968 days ago
7.

justme    

I adore TMZ and all but how in the hell are they getting all these 911 calls? There should be a law about privacy on that! It's not right. Again just sayin...

968 days ago
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No comment    

There is no rush for the police or fire to get there if he is dead, and obviously dead.
@ Just me, 911 calls and police/fird logs are public record.

968 days ago
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aquanet    

"I need my psychiatrist." ?

968 days ago
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jane    

NOW I have empathy for Taylor.

968 days ago
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Cuppycake    

WOW so kennedy was there!!! In all the reports it said she wasn't present!! How terrible!!!!

968 days ago
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aquanet    

Its a shock and all, but be a mother and get your kid out of there.

968 days ago
13.

Jackie    

So he hanged himself?...I will be back when you have the real truth.

968 days ago
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Kelly R    

Just because 911 calls are a matter of public record doesnt mean the public should ever need to hear them. Its sad that today's society has become so numb to death and misfortune that the heartbreak and emotions people are experiencing during crisis has become entertainment of sorts.

968 days ago
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Drugsney Drinkhan    

I feel terrible for Kennedy and his two sons, but I stand by what I said. I never like to speak ill of the dead but...What he did was a cowardly move,and he hurt alot of people. Rather than face the music for all his scams, he would rather leave 3 children without a father.

968 days ago
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