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'Real Housewives' Russell Armstrong Commits Suicide

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Aug. 16 2011, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

The estranged husband of 'Real Housewives' star Taylor Armstrong has committed suicide, has learned.

Russell Armstrong, 47, was found hanged in the bedroom of a friends home on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.

"He hung himself with no suicide note found," Ed Winter of the L.A Coroner’s Office told

He was pronounced dead at 8.16 pm on Monday by the L.A City Fire Department.

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While no further details have been released, the couple hit headlines last month when Taylor filed for divorce claiming Russell had physically abused her.

The couple had one daughter together -- Kennedy, 4.

An autopsy is planned for Wednesday.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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