TMZ has learned that the entire cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was ordered to keep no talking to the media about Russell Armstrong’s suicide at all. Sources connected with the show tell TMZ, Bravo made a phone call and sent an email for each cast member just hours after the news about Russell’s death broke to keep their mouths shut about something related to the fallen Russell Armstrong.
On the other hand, new information has been revealed about the death of Russell Armstrong, a day after he committed suicide by hanging. According to attorney Ronald Richards, Russell had been staying at a friend’s house due to major financial problems. “I feel bad because his credit cards weren’t working. . . . He had tremendous financial problems.”,” Richards told TMZ. “He was also extremely bummed out about the divorce with Taylor. As far as a will, even if he does have a will, they don’t have any assets, so I’m not sure what there would be left to leave. I am extremely saddened… I had no idea he was depressed.” TMZ said Russell made millions during the dot-com boom of the 1990s but filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005. At the time he said he had less than $50,000 in assets (and debt in the millions).
There has been a hot issue about a mysterious injury Taylor Armstrong suffered just 4 days before her estranged husband, Russell, committed suicide. However, Taylor’s friends insist the cut above her eye was not inflicted by him. Taylor’s friends tell to the some reporters that the injury occurred while she was playing a football game. She got a short cut above her left eyebrow and it seems like the wound has been treated by a medical treatment seen from the stitch mark. It is still rumored by some people that there is a relation between the Taylor’s wound and the fallen of her husband.
On Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise, wealth is the main factor shown on the show ranging from private planes to thousand-dollar shopping sprees. It seemed Russell Armstrong and his wife, Taylor, who appeared on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” had been living up to the lifestyle. The Armstrongs apparently were far less wealthy than the audiences have guessed. Russell Armstrong, who described himself as a venture capitalist, was a struggling entrepreneur who racked up $12 million in debts. It seems that he and his wife were recently prosecuted for switching investors’ money to redecorate a Bel-Air mansion and live their life with the truly wealthy.
Just as they were preparing for their big season premiere, the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was hit with a tragedy. One of the housewives, Taylor Armstrong, just lost her separated husband, Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide. He was found dead on Monday night and it is reported that the departed did not leave a note. No suicide note has been found, according to TMZ.com, but reports suggest he took his own life. The estranged husband of a reality TV star has been found hanged in his bedroom. The 47 year old body was discovered in his Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles home on Monday evening.
Taylor filed for divorce from Armstrong last month, claiming her husband had physically abused her. Although Ms. Armstrong was aiming to divorce her husband on grounds of physical abuse, this can’t be easy news to hear. It is something overwhelming due to she and Mr. Armstrong have a 5 year-old daughter together. It’s unfortunate that the show’s premiere is so close, because this is the time when Armstrong and her close friends and family really need time to themselves instead of putting everything on display to promote their new series. As what has been scheduled, the show goes on September 5 on Bravo.
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