Sources report that Russell Armstrong (47) had hanged himself in the bedroom of his house on Mulholland Drive.
The L.A. City Fire Department arrived at his home and pronounced him dead at 8:16pm on Monday. No suicide note was found but he was found hanging and foul play is not suspected.
Russell had been facing a whole raft of problems before his premature death. His wife of six years, reality TV star Taylor, filed for divorce last month. The couple had separated from him in May, claiming Russell physically abused her.
The couple were seeking joint legal and primary physical custody of their daughter, and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
Also, along with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong, heRussell was being sued for more than $1.5 million for an alleged breach of contract. Legal papers were served at the end of July at the LA Superior Court by MyMedicalRecords.com against Russell Armstrong and his wife Taylor.
It is alleged that the couple accumulated $1 million by tricking people into thinking that they were investing in the company. However, they are said to have used the illegally obtained money to finance their lavish lifestyle instead.
Now Russell Armstrong is dead at the age of 47 and leaves behind a young daughter. We will bring you more details as soon as we have them.