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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong commits suicide

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Russell Armstrong commits suicide

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong committed suicide Monday, according to reports.

Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead in his Beverly Hills home of an apparent suicide, according to TMZ. He was 47.

Russell Armstrong committed suicide

"Our sources say Armstrong hanged himself He was found hanging in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive," TMZ wrote.

"We're told L.A. City Fire Department arrived at his home and pronounced him dead at 8:16 PM Monday."

Taylor filed for divorce in July stemming from the consistent physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband.

"I felt like I was dying inside," Taylor told People. "Now, there's some sense of peace."

She alleged that the two had combative arguments and Russell would call her names, pull her hair and shove her. Russell denied the claims.

"Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit," he said.

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