Russell Armstrong was a major part of the drama on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last season, as the show documented his unhealthy relationship with then-wife Taylor Armstrong. Sadly, it seems the crumbling marriage and abuse allegations took more of a toll on Russell than anyone realized, as the 47 year-old father of one apparently hanged himself last night.
Russell’s body was discovered in his Mulholland Drive home around 8 pm yesterday, following a 911 call from one of his roommates. An investigation is underway and there is no word yet on what factors may have caused Armstrong to take his own life.
Regardless of how fans may have reacted to Russell’s behavior on the show, such an unexpected and unnecessary death is always tragic, especially given the fact that he leaves behind a 5 year-old daughter who has already been through a great deal. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Russell’s family and friends.