Russell Armstrong, the estranged spouse of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead on Monday night at the age of 47, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Access Hollywood.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department pronounced Russell dead at 8:16 PM on Monday, the spokesperson told Access.
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Russell, an investment banker, was found at his home on Mulholland Drive in West Los Angeles, the Coroner’s Office rep added.
The department is treating his death as a suicide, but an official determination will be confirmed on Wednesday after further examination.
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Russell had been featured alongside Taylor on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and their relationship woes were documented on the show.
Taylor filed for divorce from Russell last month. The couple tied the knot in 2005 and has one daughter, Kennedy, 5.
According to People, Taylor claimed Russell called her names, grabbed her and pushed her.
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“I felt like I was dying inside,” she told the mag in an article, published in July 2011. “Now, there’s some sense of peace.”.
A rep for Taylor was not immediately available for comment on Russell’s death when contacted by Access Hollywood on Tuesday morning.
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