News from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Russell Armstrong has
committed suicide killed himself… here. Russell was found hanged in his bedroom. He was 47-years-old. Note not found…
Mullholland Drive home where Russell was found…
Russell’s attorney, Ronald Richards:
“He was living month to month to support his lifestyle for Taylor. These couples join these shows, and then they keep trying to outdo each other and they end up spending all their money trying to sustain a lifestyle that’s unrealistic and wasn’t there prior to the show.”
‘The weekly social events, the dinners and all the BS, trying to pretend you have unlimited resources in Beverly Hills is tough.
‘When every night is a potential sound bite or posting on a website, you end up getting addicted to it, you go out all the time.’
Read more… here.
Of course, Jillz always has to put her two cents in…. here. SHUT UP, JILLZ!!! Really hope she gets canned from Real Housewives of New York.
Update from RadarOnline.com 12:10 pm:
Russell Armstrong’s ex-wife, Barbara Frederickson, blames Shana/TraylorTrash for his death:
“I don’t care for her at all. I think she’s the reason for this,” Russell’s ex, Barbara Frederickson, told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “She’s not who she says she is and I told him to please be careful with this woman… I warned him! She’s bad news and she drove him into this.” (SH readers know that Shana/TraylorTrash is not who she says she is…)
Sadly, Russell left behind a teenage son with Barbara who she says will be turning 14 this week, and will be “devastated” when he hears the news about his father. “He’s always been a great dad to my son. He was very close to Aiden and he’s going to be absolutely devastated,” Barbara said. “For years he saw Aiden twice a month and had him all the summers. It wasn’t until the issues with this Taylor girl that it got bad.”
More from RadarOnline... here.
Update from TMZ.com… 12 Noon:
“I feel bad because his credit cards weren’t working … He had tremendous financial problems.” Ronald Richards, Russell’s attorney adds, “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.” More… here.
From RadarOnline… here:
Taylor Armstrong… about to go over the edge…
Very sad news… especially for the little girl that he left behind, Kennedy…. Kennedy will be forever scarred.
SH has zero sympathy for Russell’s action.… and this is based on first-hand experience with someone who has killed himself and left behind a wife and three young children, aged 12, 9 and 6 at the time. This person who killed himself left zero for his wife and children… not one cent. Hopefully, Russell had the foresight to leave his wife and child with something financially. It is now 12 years later and they grew up without a father… killing himself was the worst thing that could ever have been done to these children. They have sadly lived with their father’s action every day… Kennedy is going to have a very hard time.
(thank you to reader “BSL”!)