Russell Armstrong's Autopsy Results Released

Celebrity News Aug. 17, 2011 AT 3:28PM
Russell Armstrong's Autopsy Results Released Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has completed its autopsy of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong.

Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Us Weekly Wednesday the body of the 47-year-old was found hanging from an electrical cord from the rafters in his bedroom at the L.A. home of a friend, where he had been staying.

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Armstrong was clothed, wearing a T-shirt, shorts and socks, when his body was discoveredĀ  He left behind no note. (The coroner reports that it was a male roommate who found the body; according to an insider, estranged wife Taylor was on the premises at the time.)

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"The cause of death is hanging and the final manner of death is suicide," Harvey said.

While his date of death is listed as Monday, Armstrong "was last known to be alive the 12th, Friday," Harvey explained. It was the last time the roommate had a conversation with him."

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A toxicology test is pending, and will be released in three to four weeks.

Russell leaves behind Kennedy, his 5-year-old daughter with Taylor, plus two sons from previous relationships.

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