Russell Armstrong and Taylor Armstrong leaving BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood in January

Russell Armstrong - famous for being the husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills "star" Taylor Armstrong - killed himself last night at a friend's house on Mulholland Drive in L.A. He was 47. Just a month ago, Taylor filed for divorce from Russell and a few stories were leaked [by her] that he was abusing her both physically and emotionally. In other words, this suicide is completely her fault. From TMZ:
Our sources say Armstrong hanged himself. He was found hanging in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive. We're told L.A. City Fire Department arrived at his home and pronounced him dead at 8:16 PM Monday. Sources say a roommate found Russell and called 911.

We're told authorities have not found a suicide note ... no drugs or alcohol were found in the bedroom where Russell died.  He was fully clothed when his body was discovered.
I think this goes without saying, but killing yourself is a bit extreme. People would have eventually forgotten that he was on a reality show . . .

*8 Russell Armstrong pictures total in the gallery:

  • Russell Armstrong Suicide 1
  • Russell Armstrong Suicide 2
  • Russell Armstrong Suicide 3
  • Russell Armstrong Suicide 4
  • Russell Armstrong Suicide 5
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