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Russell Armstrong Suicide Update: Body Found By Best Friend And The Real Housewives’ Taylor Armstrong Is Devastated

August 17, 2011 06:46 AM by Lisa Princ

Russell Armstrong, who was found dead of apparent suicide on Monday evening, we have now learned was discovered by his best friend. Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills has also spoken out yesterday revealing that she is devastated by the loss of Russell. Keep reading for more!

What could possibly be worse than finding your best friend dead? According to Russell Armstrong’s business partner, John Indelicato, Russell’s body was discovered by his best friend, Francisco. According to Life & Style Magazine, John Indelicato said that Russell was supposed to meet up with a client for lunch and added: “When Russell wouldn’t answer his phone, we sent his best friend Francisco to the house he was staying at [in Los Angeles] to check on him. Francisco is the one who found him. It’s an awful thing.” John also revealed that when he last saw Russell Armstrong, he thought Russell appeared to be doing well, but he went on to reveal: “When Taylor left him, he became very depressed.”

Despite the fact that Russell and Taylor Armstrong were going through a divorce, John says that the couple really tried to work on it for the sake of their daughter, but it just didn’t work. A rep for Taylor Armstrong took a moment yesterday to speak with the press about her estranged husband’s death, as she requested privacy for the family at this time. The rep also went on to add that Taylor Armstrong is “devastated,” and reports are circulating that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has yet to tell her daughter Kennedy about her father’s death.

Prior to Russell Armstrong’s suicide, Taylor Armstrong spoke with Life & Style magazine about the couple’s marital problems telling them: “We’ve been working hard to say really positive things about each other to her and to share her as best we can. We’ve had a very amicable separation. The proceedings are going smoothly, and right now – fingers crossed – I don’t anticipate anything different.” Luckily for Taylor and Kennedy, Taylor also said that she has a great support system – and they are going to need that support now more than ever!

What do you think of this tragedy? It sounds to us like Russell Armstrong was definitely depressed over the divorce, but did that cause him to take his own life? Or do you think there is more to this story that has yet to be revealed? Comment and share your thoughts with us!

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One Response to “Russell Armstrong Suicide Update: Body Found By Best Friend And The Real Housewives’ Taylor Armstrong Is Devastated”

  1. Lynne Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Honestly, something is quite wrong with this story about Russell Armstrong. Since he had many lawsuits out on him, has anyone thought that perhaps someone murdered him? I think it was fowl play and his suicide was staged. Any others out there agree with this theory?

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