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A new development has come to light regarding the suicide of Russell Armstrong:

Insiders confirm to TMZ that Russell's famous wife - Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong - was actually present when his body was found. Moreover, it was Taylor's panicked calls and texts that led to the discovery.

Russell Armstrong and Taylor Armstrong

Despite their recent divorce filing, Russell and Taylor were reportedly on decent terms. They were scheduled to meet Monday afternoon. When Russell didn't show, Taylor and a friend went over to the house at which he'd been residing. They met the owner on the property there and, while Taylor stood by, he looked through the bedroom window and saw Russell's body hanging in the bathroom.

A call was subsequently placed to 911 and Russell was declared dead at 8:16 p.m. Taylor stuck around the home for a few hours afterward. She has since released a statement expressing her devastation over the incident.

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For the first time since her husband, Russell, took his own life, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has issued a statement. Released through her rep, it reads:

"Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter," five-year old Kennedy, who sources say has not yet been told about her father.

Taylor Armstrong, Husband

Taylor also sends her"thoughts and prayers" to Russell’s 11- and 13-year-old sons from previous relationships.

The 47-year old was found dead in the home of a friend last night, his body discovered in the bathroom, with no suicide note to be found. He had recently been in the news because Taylor filed for divorce last month, citing physical and emotional abuse.

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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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You've really gotta admire Taylor Armstrong.

Despite going through a painful divorce, the reality star was - somehow, some way, against all odds - able to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars by exposing her personal life on season two of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

A Happy Taylor Armstrong

"There were a lot more tears, a lot more pain," Armstrong tells E! News, previewing the show's September 5 return. "It's been such an emotional ride for me this year. And 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."

We're guessing the padded bank account and increased fame will soften the blow a bit.

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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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They're all coming back.

Following months of casting rumors regarding The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Will Camille Grammer leave due to her ongoing custody battle? Will Kim Richards' drinking cause her to take a step back? - Bravo has confirmed that all six cast members have signed on for season two, as evidenced by this new promotional photo:

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 Promo Pic

Moreover, the show is introducing two new spoiled stars, both billed as friends of the cast: welcome, Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey!

Both appear in the following season two promo, which also highlights the main storylines coming our way in September: Taylor Armstrong's divorce, Camille's battle with Kelsey Grammer, Kim and Kyle working on their relationship... and many other developments that are in no way, shape or form scripted.

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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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It's all over for Taylor Armstrong and her husband of seven years, Russell. According to the new issue of Us Weekly, the couple has separated.

"They've had huge marital problems related to finances," an insider tells the magazine.

Taylor Armstrong and Family

The split should not come as a shock to fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Taylor and Russell argued constantly, with the former even saying the marriage had devolved into a "business arrangement."

Still, even the end of troubled relationships can take their toll on those involved. Taylor is "emaciated," a friend says, adding she's lost 10 or 15 pounds since the break-up.

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UPDATE: Says Taylor's rep: "Their relationship is not without trouble. But they're still together."