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New information has been revealed about the life of Russell Armstrong, the estranged ex-husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, the day after he committed suicide by hanging.

According to attorny Ronald Richards, Russell had been staying at a friend's house due to major financial problems.

"His credit cards weren't working," 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."

Taylor and Russell

Armstrong's fellow Real Housewives have also expressed their shock and remorse:

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has turned more real than ever, in the most tragic of ways.

TMZ reports that Russell Armstrong, who appeared often on this Bravo series last season and who filed for divorce from Taylor Armstrong this summer in light of abuse allegations, hanged himself Monday night. He was 47.

Russell and Taylor Armstrong

Around 8 p.m. PST, authorities responded to a 911 call placed by one of Russell's roommates. They found his body hanging in the bathroom of his home on Mulholland Drive when they arrived.

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So much for that amicable split.

Just two weeks after Taylor and Russell Armstrong filed for divorce, seemingly wishing each other well, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member has come out and made some serious allegations.

Taylor Armstrong Picture

"I felt like I was dying inside," Taylor tells People of her marriage to Russell, a union allegedly built on physical and mental abuse.

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The marriage between Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong appears to be over.

And the couple has never sounded more supportive of each other!

Taylor Armstrong and Husband

“We still love each other, but after going through counseling it has gotten to the point that the stress is just too much for both of us,” Russell tells OK! Weekly. "I want Taylor to be the biggest actress on TV, and I want to feel happy not being on TV."

Russell has already moved out, but no divorce papers have been signed yet.

Expect some kind of drama to take place soon, though. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producers wouldn't have it any other way.

UPDATE: It IS over! Citing "irreconcilable difference," Taylor has filed for divorce.

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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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