Russell Armstrong’s death has been confirmed a suicide. According to Huffington Post, Chief Coroner Investigator, Craig Harvey told US Weekly that he had used an electrical cord to hang himself.
On Monday, Russell Armstrong was found dead. Armstrong, 47, hanged himself and was found in his bedroom in a home on Mulholland Drive, California by a roommate. Suicide was suspected but no suicide note was found at the scene.
He left behind daughter, Kennedy, 5 and two sons from previous relationships.
Armstrong was married to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, Taylor Armstong. Taylor filed for divorce just last month but Russell had reportedly not responded to the petition.
Following his death, Taylor released a statement, “Taylor Armstrong is devasted by the tragic events that have unfolded,” her rep says in a statement, reported People. “She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter.” She also added that her “thoughts and prayers” were also with Russell’s two sons from previous relationships.
Russell was struggling not only with the divorce but also financial troubles. According to the Associated Press, Russell Armstrong, once a successful investment banker and venture capitalist, that was sued last month for $1.5 million by a company claiming he and his estranged wife diverted money from investors to promote their lavish lifestyle.
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” network, Bravo issued a statement via Twitter, “All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Armstrong family at this difficult time.” According to Huffington Post, the show features a lot of the divorce and troubled times on the coming season and Bravo has yet to disclose how they will deal with the footage involving Russell.