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:
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.