More information has come out regarding the suicide of Russell Armstrong, including a chilling statement he allegedly made to his mother not long before hanging himself on Monday night.

In an interview on HLN, Russell's mother, John Ann Hotchkiss, tells host Jane Velez-Mitchell that her son confided in her just a couple weeks ago. Referring to his financial difficulties and allegations of abuse against his wife - all of which would be featured this fall on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Armstrong said:

It's one thing to experience it, but then to watch it again on television and know that millions of other people are watching, it's going to be tough.

So said Taylor Armstrong last week about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a quote that referred to the focus of season two on her crumbling marriage to Russell Armstrong. Now, following his sudden, tragic death, Bravo is left to wonder: Should the show go on?

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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Russell Armstrong Biography

Taylor and Russell Armstrong
Russell Armstrong appeared many times over the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In the summer of 2011, he and Taylor... More »
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