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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong’s husband, Russell hasÂ committedÂ suicide, so sad!
According to TMZ,
Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead of an apparent suicide …sources tell 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.
Taylor filed for divorce last month, after she claimed Russell physically abused her. We’re told authorities informed her of Russell’s death last night.
He was 47 years old.
Taylor and Russell were in a divorce and there were allegations of abuse andÂ financialÂ problems.
Russell’s lawyer Ronald Richards tells TMZ, Russell had been staying at a friend’s house on Mulholland Drive in L.A. — the same house where authorities found his body hanging last night.
Richards tells us, “I feel bad because hisÂ credit cardsÂ weren’t working … He had tremendous financial problems.”
Richards adds, “He was also extremely bummed out about theÂ divorceÂ with Taylor. As far as a will, even if he does have a will, they don’t have any assets, so I’m not sure what there would be left to leave. I am extremely saddened … I had no idea he was depressed.”
As we previouslyÂ reported, Russell — anÂ investorÂ who made his money in the 90s during the dot com boom — filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005, claiming he had less than $50,000 in assets … and debt somewhere between $1 and $10 million.
RadarOnline is reporting thatÂ TaylorÂ is ‘hysterical’ and she doesn’t know how she will tellÂ theirÂ daughter,Â Kennedy.
Taylor “has been up all night. She is hysterical, and can barely speak. She has no idea why Russell would do this. She doesn’t know how she is going to be able to tell her daughter, Kennedy,” a source close to the situation tells us exclusively.
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