Russell Armstrong, 47, the estranged husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong was found dead of an apparent suicide at a friend’s house on Mulholland Drive, Monday night. He was found hanging in his bedroom.
Taylor filed for divorce last month, after claims that he physically abused her. Russell was distraught over his divorce and his extreme financial problems, however, Russell’s lawyer, Ronald Richards, said he never saw this coming.
In addition to the couple’s marital and financial problems, they were also in the middle of a lawsuit against them, that claimed bad business deals. The allegations claim that they misled investors in a company called NuWay Digital Systems, in which Russell was the CEO. Nuway held interest in another company, MyMedicalRecords.com (MMR). The Armstrong’s supposedly took the money and invested it in one of Eva Longoria’s restaurants and also redecorated their home. MMR is asking for $1.5 million in the lawsuit. Russell’s attorney, Ronald Richards, previously claimed that the motive behind MMR’s lawsuit is that they’re struggling. Richards says the lawsuit is “groundless” and “a shakedown”.
Russell leaves behind an 11 and 13 year old from a previous marriage, and Kennedy, his 5 yr. old daughter that he had with Taylor.
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See what the other Bravo Housewives had to say about such a tragic incident…
Ramona Singer: “My prayers and thoughts go out to Taylor Armstrong and her family.”
Jill Zarin: “Shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Russell Armstrong. My love and prayers to Taylor Armstrong and her daughter.”
Camille Grammer: “My sympathy and condolences go out to Taylor and Kennedy. My thought and prayers are with them.”
Danielle Staub: “Love and prayers to you and your family – I pray your privacy will be respected in this great time of need!
Nene Leakes: “My dear friend! My heart goes out to you! I am here for you”
Vicki Gunvalson: “My heart goes out to Taylor and family. Be strong and may Russell rest in peace.”
Jacqueline Laurita: “When I hear REAL problems like what’s happened with Taylor Armstrong’s family, it puts everything else that I feel are problems into perspective.”
Caroline Manzo: “So sorry to hear about Russell Armstrong’s death. I hope Taylor Armstrong’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.”
Gretchen Rossi: “No words can express how much my heart is breaking for my fellow housewife sister Taylor Armstrong and her daughter. Please keep her and her family in your prayers and thoughts today. RIP Russell Armstrong.”
Kim Richards: “Thinking of Taylor Armstrong and Kennedy during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and he is in a better place.”