Beverly Hills Housewives' Russell Armstrong Commits Suicide

Celebrity News Aug. 16, 2011 AT 10:53AM
Beverly Hills Housewives' Russell Armstrong Commits Suicide Credit: Jordan Strauss/

Shocking, sad news.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong has died of an apparent suicide, Us Weekly has confirmed.

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On Monday night, the estranged husband of star Taylor Armstrong was "was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive," a spokesperson for the LAPD tells Us. The Los Angeles Fire Department also told Us: "The Los Angeles Fire Department did respond to a home on ...Mulholland Drive last night at 8:08 pm."

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Businessman Armstrong was 47, and shared a young daughter, Kennedy, with Taylor, 40. After their marital struggles were aired on season one of the hit Bravo show, she filed for divorce last month.

A spokesperson for the L.A. Coroner's office adds: "No official cause of death yet established by the Coroner. Body not yet examined. The death is being investigated by the Coroner as a suicide at this time. Time of death: 2016 hours on 08/15/2011 at his residence in the 14000 block of Mulholland Drive," said Harvey.


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