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Russell Armstrong's Family

He Was MURDERED

9/6/2011 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Russell Armstrong
's family isn't buying suicide as the cause of death ... they believe he was murdered, and they're putting a private dick on the case.

Although the L.A. County Coroner ruled Russell's death was a suicide by hanging, sources close to the situation say the family is convinced ... Russell's money problems caused him to get involved "with the wrong people."  They believe Russell may have screwed someone over out of desperation and that person or persons retaliated by killing him.

We're told the family is in the process of hiring a private investigator.

Russell Armstrong Death

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aquanet    

Good luck with that.

1145 days ago
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silverchixx    

Agree they need to accept he did his own "act"...and they can't blame others...not even a TV program or wife they don't like!

1145 days ago
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Drugsney Drinkhan    

Where the hell were they before he died, when he was going through issues? When he was beating the sht out of Taylor?Did they try to make him go to therapy?

They are obviously trying to make a quick buck and appear as the "caring family".Very reminiscent of when Casey Johnson died and tila tequila was playing the part of "grieving widow" for publicity. Absolutely disgusting.

1145 days ago
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CountryGal    

They should look at the wife he was beating up, one of the people who he was stealing money from, or maybe one of his gay lovers. The guy was a pig.

1145 days ago
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aquanet    

Is this how his family is "protecting" his image?

1145 days ago
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Monica    

I hoped they would have done this sooner I always found it shady how not only him but also his friend or buisness associate BOTH "killed" themselves within a few blocks and the next day, how can u prove a strangulation vs a hanging, or someone actually holding the gun up to their own head and pulling the trigger, I mean just maybe...

1145 days ago
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noname    

You might want to check the "private ****" part.

1145 days ago
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FREEMAN    

Coo-coo!

1145 days ago
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net012    

''Private **** on the case''?

1145 days ago
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Mr pro Dj    

murder is made to look like a suicide or a accidental death, history has proved it time and time again,

:)

1145 days ago
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Jess    

I've never heard of a private detective referred to as a "private ****" haha!

1145 days ago
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Kelly Kelly    

Here we go with the blame game again. Accept you son killed himself, and try to learn from this tragic experience, not bank on death.

1145 days ago
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dikbeninya    

Suicide = no life insurance

Murder = life insurance

1145 days ago
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Areader    

Who writes this copy...."Private d_i_c_k"

1145 days ago
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TMS    

The sooner they just accept the fact that he wasn't a nice person and took his own life, they sooner they can heal.

1145 days ago
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