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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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31.

ted    

She needs her psychiatrist alright. 24/7.

1059 days ago
32.

sgm    

I always knew Taylor/Shanna was a cold-hearted, shallow b*&ch! She needs her psychiatrist, hey stupid I don't think it is really about you right now!

1059 days ago
33.

cali    

I wonder if Taylor took pictures so she could sell those to the tabloids too. That's all Ru$$ell was to her

1059 days ago
34.

Jay    

"I need my psychiatrist." That is only something a spoiled rich b*tch would yell out after finding someone hanging in their home. Not trying to hate on Taylor I am sure she is upset and needs a psychiatrist but she odd timing to yell that.

1059 days ago
35.

Britney Spears is a joke    

This is so sad. Heartbreaking is the only word I have after hearing this.

1059 days ago
36.

Anonymous    

If he beat was an 'alledged' wife beater, why are you giving him this much coverage with a photo spread????? His 15 minutes should have been up a while ago.

1059 days ago
37.

kimmig    

that is horrible tmz take that **** down! damn no respect at all.

1059 days ago
38.

dd    

That's right have no respect for your kids feelings nor your friend...I'm sure he'll never forget what he saw in his own damn house..selfish, selfish, selfish.

1059 days ago
39.

janet    

The Real Bitter Ex-Wives of Beverly Hills should be the correct title.

All accusations with no proof to back any of this up.

This was a bad Bravo stunt that backfired. Bravo is doing a lousy PR spin. The guys dead. Can't defend himself.

She claims she was beaten so bad had to have surgery. Yet no 911, no police report, no doctors report by law have to do, no proof of where the surgery took place, no proof of the so-called email threat sent to Camille Grammar.

Yet, with the severe beating and extensive surgery she only missed a few weeks of 'work'. I still think she over did the botox and had very bad 'plastic surgery'. That's what's being coverd up. Blame the dead guy.

1059 days ago
40.

Megan    

Heart wrenching, what a horrible experience.

1059 days ago
41.

Blue    

I wondered why Taylor left so fast after the police go there, guess we all know know. How horrible, finding that mess and having a 5 year old with you. Suicide is a terrible, selfish act, that inflicts such grief on everyone around. After listing to that call it is very hard to have any sympathy for the victim.

1059 days ago
42.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Just what you would expect from these idiots: the caller is just downright rude to the 911 operator, like he's talking to his maid or something. And she is a complete mess, who is more concerned with herself than her kid. These freaks all need psychiatrists, and it's no wonder that Russell hanged himself with these annoying a-holes in his life ha ha.

1059 days ago
43.

O'Dee    

I hope I don't have people judging my reaction if I ever come across a similarly traumatic scene! Yeah she's emotionally stunted, but that was CLEARLY the dynamic in their relationship; his role was to make the decisions, her role was to look good!
Sounds like the 911 operator was very professional through the entire call!

1059 days ago
44.

spyke    

"I need my psychiatrist?!!" Selfish, self-centered @#$%^
b tch! She needed to make sure her little girl was looked after. I didn't like her before, now I just hate her filthy guts. Why is this trashy hag on a television show making money for doing nothing other then being a trashy hag?! Oh and TMZ, how many times do we have to tell you we don't want to hear these 911 calls? You know...us, the people who actually visit your site. The people who give you those hits and keep you going... hello...?

1059 days ago
45.

chartman    

are you serious. the child was there to see her father hanging, dead. what a trauma this child has witnessed if she indeed was there.

1059 days ago
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