Is This Why Russell Armstrong Killed Himself?

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The autopsy results are in and the coroner has made it official: Russell Armstrong died by "hanging and the final manner of death is suicide."

But why? Why did the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong take his own life? It's a question that will never have an answer, but two theories have emerged:

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1. Money problems. Russell was facing a $1.5 million lawsuit, had no assets to his name and told People weeks before his death: "It got really overwhelming. When you get a TV show involved and all the pressure, it just takes it to a whole new level."

2. A tell-all book was reportedly on the way, according to Radar Online, that would have exposed Russell as a bisexual.

"There were people on the record that were going to talk about the kind of sex he liked," a source said. "He was into S&M type stuff; choking, rough-housing and slapping."

We hate to gossip in such a manner about the dead, but at times like this, it's hard not to wonder. Bravo, meanwhile, might delay the premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as it considers all options in dealing with this tragedy.

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i think he was murdered. it happened after he threatened someone about talking about him...but i don't think it was that person that did anything. i think it was someone else in that group that thought he was going to be a possible threat to sue them. at the last dinner when everyone was talking about taylor and someone said that she'll probably go back to him, someone muttered "not this time"...and i think he did it...

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@girl from europe, the correct spelling is: "dumb" youre the pot callin the kettle black

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Mannn, why couldn't it have been Kim Kardashian? Shucks!

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I never thought that people in the USA could be so dumm and heartless.
@Margie: you really are worrid that the show might be delayed over a persons life? you need help.
All these shows in the US keep everybody dumm and make them think, that what the meida says and all the commercials tell you are real.
Please start reading news papers, watch news, be interested in what is going on also outside of USA, get yourself a real hobby rather than watching how rich people live and die. whenever i came to the US for work, I really get so sad how the media manuipulates the volk and keeps it really dumm. People of America please wake up. Everybody in the world think that you are very dumm with no interest for the real life and the rest of the world.

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Taylor and her daughter are in a devastating place now. Can you heartless parasites BACK OFF! It's ovious you haven't been through anything in life that would bring a morsel of compassion to your stone hearts. Do you even consider this baby, his daughter lost the most important man that will ever be in her life. No hope for her to regain the relationship that builds all or breaks all other relationships. The parental relationship. What's wrong with you people?!!!? Money's not everything.
What goes around comes around.

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Risa, you sound like the ass here.

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He was an ass.

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He was so rude and full of himself. He did underhanded things and didn't mind when he made his wife look weak and phony. How about sneaking in that b'day present for his daughter? He didn't mind what his wife looked like b/c she didn't want the dog. It really isn't a man's world anymore, Russell.

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Judge judge judge judge judge. Judging a desperate man, a "plastic" woman who had to tell her five year old child that she would never see her father again, judge a production company who gives viewers what they want, judge those viewers for watching something THEY happened to find entertaining...Let me tell you something people, opinions are like a**holes, everybody's got one. So if you have something cruel to say, maybe just keep it to yourself since a family is grieving and it isn't yours. You should be counting your lucky stars instead of judging.

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Actually the party cost $60K