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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Husband Commits Suicide

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 16th 2011 11:20AM
Russell, Taylor ArmstrongRussell Armstrong, estranged husband to 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead Mon., Aug. 15. According to TMZ, Russell hanged himself.

Taylor filed for divorce from Russell, 47, in July after claiming he physically abused her.

"I felt like I was dying inside," Taylor told People about her marriage. "Now, there's some sense of peace."

"Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were," Russell told People in July. "This show has literally pushed us to the limit."

Sources told TMZ a roommate found Russell in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive and he was pronounced dead on Monday evening. A suicide note has not been found yet.

"All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by this tragic news," Bravo said in a statement. "Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Armstrong family at this difficult time."

Bravo's Andy Cohen echoed the network's statement via Twitter. "I am so very sad about today's news," he tweeted. "My prayers and thoughts are with Taylor Armstrong and her family."

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' co-star Camille Grammer also expressed her sympathies via Twitter.

"My sympathy and condolences go out to Taylor and Kennedy," she tweeted. "My thoughts and prayers are with them."

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morgan.blevins

Coward?

January 02 2012 at 11:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MyZone12

Im in shock.

September 14 2011 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sunnydaze

Amen to that bobbiejo. Amen to that.

September 06 2011 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bobbiejo727

As soon as I heard Russell had commited suicide I said he was probably having money problems. Sure enough, he was drowning in debt and his credit cards were maxed out. It's so hard to survive in this economy, robbing Peter to pay Paul, and a broken heart is so miserable. It had to be very hard for him to go through these things. I'm sure he wouldn't have been living with a friend if he could afford a place of his own, so he must have been broke. And then to know everyone will watch your misery, pain and embarrasment was probably unbearable. I feel so bad for him. Please check on your friends, co workers and family. Maybe they have needs that you don't know about. Pray, ask God to let you know if someone you care about is in need, in Jesus' name..

August 19 2011 at 1:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
DeeLV'sRod

It was nothing but an absolute traged y for her and her daughter. No matter how we seen him then, we now know that he had his own issued and acceptance within was something he struggled with so he couldn't make her happy either. Live in truth people. LIve within reason and let's not judge, because everyone is struggling with something, and sometimes it's bigger than our struggles. Be kind and say I love you or I accept you for who and what you are while we still can. Hello and goodbye to all of us. xxxxooo's Deanna L.

August 18 2011 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dblueies

He had depression and people say he was selfish to kill himself...I've had two friends that took there own life...and both had wifes and kids,
Depression canover power people and make them so sick they the can't stand the mental pain.
For all of you who think he was so dam selfish...you could see the depression in his eyes on the show...he looked like he didn't want to belong and didn't like the show...all of the women are extremly plastic looking and Taylor lips well, I don't think I need to say...my point she had a child's birthday party that was over the hill and she should have been ashamed to have a party like that for a 5 year old...can you imagine what the bill was and he was having money problems to begin with..I don't think she had enough respect for him to cut down on spending...but then again, all the women are loaded and she wanted to keep up at his expense. including her face!
May he rest in peace!

August 17 2011 at 4:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sherz240

Certainly send prayers to the families of Taylor and Russell. More saddened that Russ was made to look like the bad guy - - Taylor can shoulder her share in the demise of the relationship. Too much concern for what she looks like and what she has and not enough attention to her husband. Does she look anything like the girl he married?

Personally, Russ, Bobbie Zarian and Betheny's Rob are the only real men of the Bravo husbands. And let's not forget Bruce Jenner! Saints, all of them.

August 17 2011 at 2:34 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
goddesst

Just such a sad, sad situation....prayers for the family; walk in light, Russell.

August 16 2011 at 11:04 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
luigi

good for him hes in a better place with no desperate housesnob

August 16 2011 at 9:24 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
BRANDI

Might I strongly suggest for all those viewers who have made television their "reality" Turn off the damn television and turn your your thoughts and attentions to the to your own true realities. Admit it, you live for the dirty little details of the women edited at their worst just for your sad, sadistic thirst for demeaning other women. Well, now you can watch for all dirty little details 24/7 . (This is a suicide afterall! You,, .. Yes YOU, want to be the first to telll alll your gal pals the gory details & so you're going to be glued to the boob tube come helll or high water , or even at the expense of the "reality" that the time should be more appropriately spent with the TV off and in the intimacy of your own family). Am I being a "bitch"? You bet! By the way, just how is the family? Any problems parenting? How are things with your husband .... bet he's not at alll like the men of Beverly hills, huh?

Or is he? ....... turn off the t.v. It's a f**king screen; not "reality.

August 16 2011 at 1:41 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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kjb8371

Ditto

August 18 2011 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PRINCESS KIM

very well said, we live in a day and age where people are more interested in whats going to happen on Survivor, Big Brother, Real World, Jersey Shore and the Five (yes FIVE) different housewives shows. Its a shame, I understand some people need an escape, but where do you draw the limit? Turn off the Tv and read a book, play Monopoly with your family, when was the last time you did that........... I bet its been longer than you think.

August 19 2011 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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